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Thiesfeldt argues against mandatory flu shots

FBI: Defendant in California Kidnapping Blamed Vaccine

New bill threatens rights

CDC caught wildly overestimating disease epidemic fatality numbers to boost vaccine sales

Ventura seminar explores vaccination controversy

Anti-Vaxxer Mother ‘Don’t Assume It Was Autism Links’

Anti-Vax, Meet Anti-Abortion: Woman Uses Fetal Tissue Link to Skirt Vaccine Law in NYC

Despite High Child Vaccination Rates, CDC Calls for Shaming Schools

More Maine kids are getting vaccinated, but opt-out rate still too high

North Carolina parents opting out of vaccinations could put children at risk

RI Health Dept. targeted in online video

National Geographic Talks of Dangers of Mercury in Grand Canyon - Age of Autism

Best Of: When the School Bus No Longer Comes - Aging Out and Autism - Age of Autism

Dachel Media Update: Back To School Means Autism Lessons by Anne Dachel - Age of Autism

Back to school, and back to vaccine controversies

What's the point of vaccination controversy?

‘Unfortunately vaccination is always something that gets linked with other things’

Berkeley: Health care officials hope more vaccinations stop spread of measles

CDC report: Arizona MMR vaccination rate lowest in country

The Vaccine Controversy: Some Important Things to Know About It

Edmonton HPV vaccination rates strong, but students not getting all three doses

Study hints at wrinkle in polio eradication effort

Man excretes polio virus for nearly three decades despite being vaccinated

Outbreak of rare, mutated poliovirus that originated from vaccine in Ukraine leaves two children paralyzed

Flu study, on hold, yields new vaccine technology

Is a Research Ban Holding Back a Vaccination Breakthrough? - Large-scale vaccine production is the casualty.

Only 64% Of Jersey Health Care Workers Take Flu Vaccine

AstraZeneca deal to release flu vaccine FluMist Quadrivalent in Japan

Emory to begin testing pain-free flu shot

Flu vaccines are in, season could come early

Three paracetamol doses for babies receiving meningitis B vaccine, says PHE

Parents of tragic Leo Wells vow to keep up meningitis vaccination battle

Meningitis B vaccinations start across UK for all newborns

Dumfries campaigner Michael Pattie "overjoyed" that meningitis B vaccine is now available

India to introduce injectable polio vaccine from November - From April, 2016 the trivalent polio vaccine that is currently administered will be replaced by the bivalent variety to reduce incidence of vaccine-derived polio virus.

In the war on polio, drops are good, a jab of certainty is better - Indian Express explains why India is bringing in the Injectable Polio Vaccine

Polio survivor: 'Let them have the vaccine'

Game plan: Pakistan: the last bastion of the polio virus

Ban on chimp testing puts wild ape vaccine for Ebola at risk

Ebola vaccine study underway in Fargo

More MERS deaths underscores vaccine urgency

Vaxart works to advance oral tablet vaccines

Interventions increase vaccination rates for pediatric rheumatology patients

DRC: Katanga measles epidemic keeps worsening

Cal student with measles rode AC Transit

Royals clubhouse hit by bout of chickenpox

News Scan for Sep 02, 2015 - More H5N1 in Vietnam; Polio cases in Ukraine; Illinois Legionnaires' outbreak; World Hepatitis Summit

 

Lake Forest schools working to comply with new state vaccine mandate

At Deer Path Middle School in Lake Forest, school nurse Rita Clark has been reminding parents about required proof of immunization via a weekly ...

New immunization rules a back-to-school headache

In June, the New York State Department of Health revised its immunization requirements for school attendance, requiring those entering kindergarten ...

Inoculating against faulty record keeping

While the Canadian Medical Association has now called for parents to provide proof of immunization at the time of school entry, their resolution misses ...

RI Health Dept. threatened by online video

The video was posted in light of the state's new HPV vaccine mandate for seventh graders. HPV is an STD that is linked to cervical and other cancers.

Verona to host rabies clinic

Owners should also bring proof of prior vaccination record so pets may receive a three-year rabies vaccination. For those without proof of past ...

Biocontainment Unit Marks One-Year Anniversary of Ebola Treatment

A year ago, Ebola put an international spotlight on Omaha as the word went from representing an exotic illness half-a-world away to a word reflecting ...

Liberia Again To Be Declared 'Ebola Free' By WHO

On July 1, 2015 Liberian health authorities quarantined the Nedowein area where the corpse of a 17-year-old boy tested positive for Ebola, sparking ...

Scientist find potential in old therapuetic against Ebola, anthrax

Researchers at the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in California and several collaborators recently discovered a potential use for an older therapeutic ...

Parents Prepare Kids' Immune Sytems For School

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other national health organizations are encouraging more immunization booster shots from child ...

Changing tactics: Govt relies on scientific research to plan polio campaign

Given the meagre results of frequent polio campaigns, the government has decided to rely on research organisations to plan its future drives to combat ...

Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic at Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter

Animal lovers can bring their dogs, cats and ferrets to the Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter in Syosset for an upcoming free rabies vaccination clinic.

Federal contract helps Durham's BioCryst work on possible Ebola treatment

Durham drug developer BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: BCRX) drew down $5.4 million from a federal contract to continue developing a drug that ...

Alert: UC Berkeley student with measles rode public transportation

The measles virus is highly contagious and can linger in the air for two hours so Berkeley community members may have been exposed in a variety of ...

Thiesfeldt argues against mandatory flu shots

... Thiesfeldt and Senator Frank Lasee (R De Pere) cited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's statistics that the flu vaccine was only 23 ...

UC Berkeley measles patient traveled to Contra Costa County while contagious

Berkeley health officials have issued a warning after a UC Berkeley student tested positive for measles after riding public transportation away from the ...

Toowoomba residents shouldn't take measles risk lightly

MEASLES is one of the most contagious viruses in the world and should not be taken lightly, a Highfields doctor says. Dr Roland Owen said it was the ...

Southern Downs' worst flu season on record

Dr Hutchinson advised all residents to discuss receiving the annual flu vaccination with their GP, which can be funded by the government for those at a ...

Burundian refugee not killed by Ebola: Tanzanian gov't

DAR ES SALAAM, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- The government of Tanzania confirmed on Tuesday that a Burundian refugee who was thought to have died of ...

Health Officials Confirm a UC Berkeley Student Has Measles

Berkeley health officials are alerting the public that a UC Berkeley student has a confirmed case of measles. The student rode public transportation in ...

Meningitis B vaccine: Mum hails world-first programme

Tests reveal the vaccine, which has been delayed by rows over cost, will protect against about 90 per cent of the meningitis B cases seen in the UK.

Mozambique: 335000 children to be vaccinated against Rotavirus

At least 335,000 children will be vaccinated against the deadly Rotavirus by the Mozambican Health Ministry until December in a national vaccination ...

Visit an Ebola Hot Zone In the Virtual Reality Film 'Waves of Grace'

It's one thing to read articles and watch news reports about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. It's quite another to find yourself standing among ...

Cutting-Edge Genetic Tests May Improve Management of Autism

Doctors may be better able to care for children with autism using these tests, because they will have a basic ... Their average age was 4.5 years.

50 people quarantined after new Ebola death in S Leone

There had been celebratory scenes last week when the country's last known Ebola patient was released from hospital in the central city of Makeni after ...

Alexi Venice releases debut novel 'Ebola Vaccine Wars'

In her thought provoking debut novel 'Ebola Vaccine Wars' (eBookIt.com; August 2015), Alexi Venice expertly transports the reader to a not-so-distant ...

Campaigner's delight at introduction of new vaccine to fight meningitis in newborn babies

The UK will be the first country in the world to offer newborn babies the Bexsero vaccine on the NHS. The infant Men B immunisation programme will ...

Health Department Says This Year's Flu Season Should Be Milder

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) State health officials are hoping for a milder flu season. They say this season's vaccine will be more effective compared to ...

New Ebola death confirmed in Sierra Leone

News of the new case means the country is no longer Ebola-free. High-risk contacts of the woman have been identified, isolated and will now be ...

The black hole threat to child survival

Emergency infectious disease outbreaks like Ebola and MERS, as serious as they are, have become black holes, sucking the necessary ingredients ...

New Ebola case in Sierra Leone prompts expansion of experimental vaccine trial UN health ...

1 September 2015 The detection of a new case of Ebola in Sierra Leone over the weekend after the West African country had marked almost three ...

Council launches drive to immunise people in their 70s against shingles

The council has launched a drive to get people in their 70s to receive the free shingles immunisation. The vaccination has been designed to prevent ...

Experts hunt origin of new Ebola case in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone specialists are in Sierra Leone's Kambia district investigating a case that emerged lower than every week after the ...

This Ebola Documentary Shows VR Film's Radical Potential

An intense new virtual reality film isn't a documentary so much as it is a prayer; its lector is a young Liberian woman named Decontee Davis, and her ...

Vaccine trial expands to Sierra Leone due to new Ebola case

In light of a new Ebola virus case detected in Kambia, Sierra Leone, the first ring vaccination use of an experimental vaccine for Ebola has been ...

New CDC Recommendations for Influenza Vaccination: 2015-2016

On August 7, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization ...

Parents whose daughter died of rare condition share message with other families

Many colleges already require a meningitis vaccine for incoming freshmen, but now a lesser-known strain is turning up on college campuses, and ...

AHIP guides insurers on boosting adult immunizations

The insurer group notes adult immunizations are a national priority following guidance in 2010 and 2015 from the HHS National Vaccine Program ...

DCHHS offering adult flu vaccines now

Thompson said DCHHS is following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to begin offering the flu vaccine as soon as it ...

Meningitis vaccine available for all babies

From today babies will be offered vaccination against Meningitis B as part of ... The UK is first country to offer the vaccine on the NHS - with free jabs ...

Health officials cancel 2 community meetings on HPV vaccine

The Rhode Island Department of Health has canceled two community meetings to discuss a new requirement that all middle school students in the ...

UC Berkeley student diagnosed with measles Monday exposed community members

City officials confirmed Monday that a UC Berkeley student diagnosed with measles had spent time on campus, in the community and on public ...

More Maine kids are getting vaccinated, but opt-out rate still too high

... the hard work of clinicians, partners, educators and funders who have collectively made the vaccination of Maine's children a public health priority..

In our view: Listening to your doctor is usually a good choice

And that is why you should think twice before refusing to get your child vaccinated. While there is nothing wrong and a lot right with questioning health ...

50 people quarantinee after new Ebola death in S. Leone

Freetown (AFP) - Fifty people have been placed in quarantine in northern Sierra Leone after the death of a middle-aged woman from the Ebola virus, ...

Sierra Leone News : Villagers Extol Addax's WASH Programme amidst Ebola

In an emotional rendition of thanks, the Chiefdom Chair Lady, Ms. Kadiatu Kamara, expressed her gratitude for all the anti-Ebola measures the ...

Sierra Leone News : Ring Vaccination trial for Contacts of new Ebola case

Freetown, Sierra Leone 31 August 2015:Detection of a new case of Ebola Virus Disease in Kambia, Sierra Leone after the country had marked ...

50 people quarantinee after new Ebola death in S. Leone

Fifty people have been placed in quarantine in northern Sierra Leone after the death of a middle-aged woman from the Ebola virus, medical officials ...

With baited-breath, Anne Arundel begins rabies vaccination project

Health officials recommend people have their pets vaccinated by a veterinarian or public rabies vaccination clinic offered by Anne Arundel County ...

PharmaPoint: Hepatitis C Virus Global Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 Event ...

Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) that results ... There is no effective vaccine against HCV, so the market is driven by ...

Parents urged to update children's vaccinations

National Immunization Awareness Month ended yesterday, but the ... In 2000, the infectious disease was declared eliminated from the U.S. by the ...

Ed Goldman: Remembering Dr. Jonas Salk, publicity hound

There's a new biography out about Jonas Salk, the legendary physician who developed the first polio vaccine and helped create the first flu vaccine.

Democratic Republic of Congo: Katanga Measeles Epidemic keeps Worsening

1, 2015A growing measles epidemic in the province of Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo, has sickened more than 20,000 people and killed ...

Raccoon Rabies Vaccination Project Begins in County

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is beginning to distribute bait packets with the raccoon oral rabies vaccine on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Risk and insurance lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak of 2014

In 2014, Ebola captured headlines across the world. At other times, the H1N1 flu, measles, Legionnaires' disease, or some other disease has grabbed ...

S/Leone: Officials urge schools to maintain Ebola prevention measures

Sierra Leonean officials have urged the school authorities to ensure that they maintain the anti-Ebola prevention measures in place despite the ...

Rabies vaccination clinics to be held in many...

It's almost time for the annual low-cost rabies vaccination clinics in the Leeds ... The potential transmission of rabies a deadly disease to humans is ...

Flu vaccine on the way

VNA and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend everyone 6 months and older, with few exceptions, get a flu immunization ...

Not enough teens getting meningitis vaccine

Teens in the Jersey have been offered the meningitis vaccine to protect them before they go to the UK for university. But statistics show that only 20% ...

Wolsey-Wessington Homecoming planned: Homecoming Week activities will kick off the day after ...

Immunization gives parents the safe, proven power to protect their children from 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before they turn 2 years ...

State Lags Nation in Vaccinations One Year Before Strict Law Kicks In

California grants more exemptions from vaccinations and has lower ... have bought into the argument that a component of the vaccine causes autism.

Britain launches world's first meningitis vaccine programme

Experts said the vaccine could potentially prevent over 4,000 cases of meningococcal disease in children under five in Britain, Xinhua reported.

Towards a polio-free world: Seychelles introduces injectable polio vaccine

Four-month old Ariah Saleh Ibrahim Abdoulaye was the first baby in Seychelles to be administered with the injectable polio vaccine this morning.

Guinea Ring Vaccination Trial Extended to Sierra Leone to Vaccinate Contacts of New Ebola Case

Detection of a new case of Ebola virus disease in Kambia, Sierra Leone after the ... Members of the team currently conducting the ring vaccination trial in ... to be ready should there be any new Ebola virus infections in Sierra Leone.

World's first national meningitis vaccine program launched in Britain

Experts said over the next decade the vaccine could potentially prevent more than 4,000 cases of meningococcal disease in children under five in ...

Middle Tennessee medical professionals gear up for flu season

The flu shot takes two weeks to really develop those immunities in your system. It shot will last the entire season until the next vaccination is ready ...

Local shelter needs community's support to save animals from euthanasia

Pets can also be saved via adoption, which requires a $10 shelter fee as well as a fee for a rabies vaccination and for the animal to be spayed or ...

Durkan welcomes introduction of new Meningitis B vaccine

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has welcomed the introduction of the new Meningitis B vaccine Bexsero which will be given to all new-born babies in ...

New Vaccine For Protecting Children And Babies From Meningitis B Now Available

UK babies will be receiving another layer of protection from disease as the NHS rolls out a vaccination program offering shots against meningitis B.

Thousands of lives could be saved by new meningitis jab

More than 4,000 babies could be protected by a new meningitis vaccine which is free on the NHS from today. The meningitis b jab is being offered free ...

North East parents to be offered meningitis vaccine for their babies

Babies in the North East are to be offered vaccination against meningococcal group B (MenB) a disease which can lead to meningitis. Public Health ...

Nigerian leader canvasses efforts for polio-free status

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari wants Nigeria to continue efforts to win certification as a polio-free country by 2017 after recording its last case ...

North East parents to be offered meningitis vaccine for their babies

Babies in the North East are to be offered vaccination against meningococcal group B (MenB) a disease which can lead to meningitis. Public Health ...

In Our View: Keep Our Students Safe

More important, parents should ensure that their children are current on the MMR vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella. Several measles ...

Understanding pet vaccinations

The rabies vaccine is legally required by Health Canada. Depending on the type of vaccine your dog gets, it may need to be given annually or every ...

Some gynecological cancers in decline, thanks to vaccines, exams

Through a combination of vaccines, regular screenings and improved ... Bahador said the CDC recommends that the vaccines be used in a ...

Virulent Polio Virus Discovered In British Man's Guts By Shocked Researchers: Are We Losing The ...

Researchers have discovered that a man vaccinated against polio when he was a child has been carrying the virus in his gut for more than 30 years.

DRC: Katanga measles epidemic keeps worsening

In June, Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF) raised the alarm about the measles epidemic that has been raging in Katanga Province, Democratic ...

UC Berkeley student tests positive for measles

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Berkeley health officials have issued a warning after a UC Berkeley student tested positive for measles after riding public ...

Are you entitled to immunisation against Shingles?

Ian Wake, Thurrock's Director of Public Health said on Tuesday (1 September): I know thinking about having a vaccination is not nice, but it is ...

Physician responds to parents after child's death

The new vaccine we've been using for the past 10 to 12 years have dramatically decreased the rate of Pneumococcal Disease by over 80 percent ...

MenB vaccination programme launched

Dr Mary Ramsay, Head of Immunisation at Public Health England said: This vaccine will help to save lives and prevent permanent disability.

British mom wants to build 'safespace' for autistic son to stop him eating his bedroom

Harry was diagnosed with autism six months ago, and has a developmental age of 1, meaning he can't communicate or have any understanding of his ...

Rotary Bestows Paul Harris Fellow on Melissa Corkum

A major announcement in July that Nigeria, the last country left of 47 on the continent where polio was still endemic, has been polio-free for a full year, ...

Concordia to host monthly no-charge pap clinics

Szabo says vaccines like Gardasil have made a huge difference in lowering young people's risks for cervical cancer. However even if you have the ...

New meningitis jab rolled out for babies in Bristol

Babies are already given a meningitis C vaccination when they are three ... Dr Mary Ramsay, Head of Immunisation at Public Health England said: ...

How the new meningitis B vaccine will work

One in 10 cases of meningitis B results in death and up to one in three cases have long term health complications such as amputation and deafness.

Majority of U.S. Children Vaccinated, But Rates Vary Widely

Parents or guardians might have obtained an exemption rather than submit documentation of a child's vaccination history. In Oregon, 6 % of ...

Buhari canvasses efforts for polio-free status

President Muhammadu Buhari wants Nigeria to continue efforts to win certification as a polio-free country by 2017 after recording its last case in July ...

Shortage of rabies vaccine forces patients to leave Ranchi sadar hosp

RANCHI: As the cases of dog bites records a steady rise in the state capital, the Ranchi district hospital is facing an acute crisis of anti-rabies vaccines, ...

UK rolls out world's first Meningitis B vaccination programme

Britain on Tuesday became the first country to implement a vaccination programme for all newborn babies against meningitis B, which is fatal in one in ...

UK rolls out world's first Meningitis B vaccination programme

LONDON: Britain on Tuesday became the first country to implement a vaccination programme for all newborn babies against meningitis B, which is ...

UK rolls out world's first Meningitis B vaccination programme

Group B is the most common meningitis in Britain, with around 1,700 cases diagnosed each year. Babies already receive a meningitis C vaccination.

President Buhari Promises A Polio-Free Nigeria By 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his determination to ensure that Nigeria is finally certified polio-free by 2017. He has therefore asked ...

Babies to get new meningitis B vaccine on the NHS from today

A NEW vaccine to prevent meningitis B is to be offered to all newborn babies in the first national and publicly-funded programme of its kind in the world ...

Immunizations available for children Thursday

The Rush County Health Department will conduct its next immunization clinic for children between the hours of 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m ...

New vaccine to prevent meningitis to be given to babies from today

Public Health England (PHE) is hailing the start of a new vaccination programme, which offers young children protection against meningococcal group ...

Parents told to use paracetamol after baby's meningitis vaccine

The new MenB vaccine has a good safety record but we are also making parents aware of an increased chance in fever. Parents should give ...

Bexsero baby boost for local families

... Bexsero which will be given to all newborn babies in Northern Ireland from today as part of the Routine Immunisation Schedule of the NHS.

CDC: More Ohio Kids Getting MMR On Time

The Centers for Disease Control says more Ohio kids are getting the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine on time. Nearly 96 percent of children ...

Measles confirmed in UC Berkeley student, community encouraged to vaccinate

Berkeley health officials announced Monday that a UC Berkeley student has been diagnosed with measles, prompting them to encourage Berkeley ...

Viewpoint: Why last year's flu vaccine problems must not dent uptake in 2015

Nick Phin, the director of the Centre for Infectious Disease at Public Health England, said that officials had known about the mismatch between the ...

A Concerned Mother's Quest to Find a Middle-Ground in the Vaccine Debate

I tend to distrust vaccines, in part because I see the financial interest ... Last year, a court in Milan, Italy, ruled that vaccination caused autism in an ...

Why is the NHS vaccination for meningitis B not provided to everyone?

So it's great news that the NHS will start offering a vaccine against meningitis B this month to all babies in England, Scotland and Wales born after ...

Flu shots available Friday in Titusville

Flu shots are available on a first-come, first-served basis Friday from 10 a.m. to ... The cost of the vaccination is usually covered by your primary health ...

Photos/Video: President Buhari To Eradicate Polio By 2017

The president made this known speaking at the State House in Abuja on Monday, August 31, at a meeting with governors of polio-vulnerable states ...

Warning! The Rest of Her Life Is Closer than It Appears!

Join me at the Autism Education Summit in Dallas later thing month where I'll be on a panel with ... She's about to age out of school into..... into..... into.

Autism as Anthropology and the Concept of the "Neuro Tribe"

In other words, autism isn't something to be fixed; it's a view of the world that we only need to recognize and accommodate. Silberman doesn't believe ...

Autism Speaks vs. Steve Silberman

Everything about autism is one crazy bundle of conflicting claims. No one in mainstream medicine or at our federal health agencies takes autism ...

Meningitis B vaccination programme gets underway

The Men B vaccine will help protect your baby against infection by ... Dr Richard Smithson, Consultant in Health Protection at the Public Health Agency ...

Q&A: NHS rolls out meningitis jab for babies

A new vaccine to prevent deadly meningitis is to be given to babies in England ... Public Health England has urged parents to give their babies liquid ...

Meningitis B vaccine - common questions answered

The new meningitis B vaccine will be given as part of the NHS vaccination ... Public Health England has urged parents to give their babies liquid ...

NMA Seeks Support to Eradicate Measles in Nigeria

Ilorin The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called for the support of government at all levels and other Nigerians in eradicating measles in ...

Incubate learning, not infections

Pennsylvania has a lower vaccination rate than most other states, in some ... immunity is a key factor in preventing the spread of infectious diseases.

Another Whooping Cough Confirmed Case Brings Total to 29 on Island

Guam - The Department of Public Health and Social Services just confirmed another case of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, on a ...

Benefits of Early Behavioral Intervention for Autism

Question: Among children with autism who begin intensive early behavioral interventions at 1830 months, do benefits persist at age 6 years?

Meningitis B vaccine: Everything you need to know

A. Men B will be added to the childhood immunisation programme from September 1. It will be offered at GP appointments alongside other routine ...

Research delivers insight into the Global influenza vaccines market and forecasts to 2019

The Influenza vaccines market represent an attractive market characterize by sturdy growth prospects. Increasing awareness, growing vaccination ...

Brisbane flu strain hits thousands of patients

Queensland is in the midst of its worst flu season on record, hit hard by a strain not included in the free vaccination program. Around 15,000 cases of ...

India virtually eliminates tetanus, one year after getting rid of polio

"India has shown strong leadership in overcoming two major threats to the prosperity and future of the nation: Polio and now maternal and neonatal ...

Graham keeping close eye on Greenlee pertussis cases

"Our local health-care providers and schools are aware of the pertussis ... In an e-mail, Douglas said pertussis is highly contagious, and one of the ...

New vaccine to beat meningitis B baby killer

Dr Richard Smithson, Consultant in Health Protection at the Public Health ... "The Men B vaccine will help guard your baby against meningococcal B ...

UC Berkeley Student With Measles Put In Isolation, May Have Exposed Others To Virus

A University of California, Berkeley, student was placed in isolation after being diagnosed with measles, city health officials said Monday. In this photo ...

Whooping cough outbreak declared in North Zone

Immunization is available by appointment at public health and community health centres across the zone, says an AHS media release. Pertussis is a ...

A little jab, a lotta good

If Linda Vandehey is passionate about immunizations, that's because she remembers the time when polio, since eradicated in the United States, ...

1 in 5 children not getting necessary vaccines WHO

ONE in every five children are being seen as not getting the immunization they need to avoid succumbing to vaccine-preventable diseases, according ...

Whooping cough cases now at 29

The number of whooping cough cases rose as the confirmed cases has reached 29. According to Public Health, the latest case is a 2-month old.

Child, 4, dies as flu virus takes hold

The Government has extended the free vaccine programme until September 11 and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman warns the numbers of sick ...

New meningitis B vaccine for babies and young children

From 1 September, the MenB vaccine will be added to the NHS childhood immunisation programme in Wales. The disease can cause meningitis and ...

Surprise flu strain not part of this year's vaccination

"The World Health Organisation sets the annual flu vaccine composition based on what strains are prevalent in the Northern Hemisphere at the time," ...

Surprise flu strain not part of this year's vaccination

"The World Health Organisation sets the annual flu vaccine composition based on what strains are prevalent in the Northern Hemisphere at the time," ...

NI babies to get meningitis B vaccine

Dr Richard Smithson of the Public Health Agency said the vaccinations would be offered at "routine immunisation appointments at their GP rather than ...

Editorial: The need for vaccine speed in a campus community

Although the University requires all incoming students to receive a vaccine ... Therefore, McKinley Health Center and the Champaign Urbana Public ...

Medical Matters: Addressing vaccine hesitancy is priority for public health

Vaccination programmes rely on the concept of herd immunity, which means ... uptake rates in the population in order to prevent infectious diseases.

New: UC Berkeley Student Diagnosed with Measles, Rode 25-A Bus

A A University of California at Berkeley with the measles rode on public transit and spent time on campus before diagnosed, Berkeley Public Health ...

UC Berkeley student diagnosed with measles

A University of California at Berkeley student with the measles rode on public transit and spent time on campus before diagnosed, Berkeley Public ...

Buhari: Nigeria Will Be Polio-free By 2017

polio_immunisation_0-300x225 President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday restated his resolve to ensure that Nigeria is finally certified polio-free by ...

Nigeria Will Be Polio-free By 2017 PMB

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday restated his resolve to ensure that Nigeria is finally certified polio-free by 2017, saying all Nigerians must join ...

Our Appointments Not Based On Tribe SGF

As you are aware, the fact that we have not had any case of polio for over a year now does not mean that we are polio-free; it is just one of the ...

Kristie Mercer was filmed having a Pap smear to dispel some of the stigma around the procedure ...

I even remember a male teacher at my school leaving the classroom while we were informed that the HPV vaccine was available to us for free in a few ...

Warning issued after UCB student diagnosed with measles

BERKELEY, Calif. (KTVU) -- A student at the University of California at Berkeley has been diagnosed with measles, sparking concern that other people ...

Vaccine desert: Pa. lags the states in keeping children immune

About one in five Pennsylvania children went back to school without the required immunizations, making the state vulnerable to outbreaks of measles, ...

Buhari Restates Commitment to Polio-free Nigeria by 2017

Buhari's position at the meeting was that, to become permanently polio-free, Nigeria must build on its achievement of being polio-free for 12 months ...

Rotavirus rates drop dramatically in Waikato

Waikato has seen a dramatic decline in the potentially deadly Rotavirus disease since the free immunisation was introduced in July 2014.

Two die from flu in Auckland

The government-funded flu vaccine is offered for free to the elderly, the chronically ill and indigenous children. He was admitted to hospital suffering ...

Brisbane flu 'making a resurgence this year'; 18000 cases of influenza reported, Queensland ...

The federal government-funded flu vaccine provides protection against Influenza A California, Influenza A Switzerland and Influenza B Phuket.

Meningitis B vaccinations start across UK for all newborns

Meningitis B vaccination for all newborn babies has started in the UK. ... Dr Mary Ramsay, the head of immunisation at Public Health England, said: ...

Lawmakers can now draft effective vaccination laws

Scientists have long stressed the importance of vaccines in public health, but a study released this summerprovides the most rigorous overview to date ...

People make the difference in health care

William Sprague, an obstetrician, helped organize Rotary's worldwide campaign to eliminate polio in the world. He tirelessly organized immunization ...

Babies to get free meningitis B vaccine

Controversially, the HSE is also proposing to offer adolescent boys the HPV vaccine, currently given to secondary school girls to reduce their risk of ...

New vaccine plan to fight killer strain of meningitis

The HSE is also proposing to offer adolescent boys the HPV vaccine, currently given to secondary-school girls to reduce their risk of cervical cancer.

Queensland flu season 'worst on record'

Queensland is in the middle of its worst flu season on record with a prevalent strain not included in this year's free vaccination program. Around 15,000 ...

WHO,IIUI team up to devise new strategy to eradicate polio

A five-member delegation led by WHO Medical Officer Dr Naveed Sadozai and officials of Prime Minister Polio Monitoring Cell called on IIUI President ...

Thomas Elias: Anti-vaxxers threaten freedoms of others

Or a California where dozens of kids die every year from pertussis, better known as whooping cough for the gasping whoop children often make after ...

District 219 starts school year under new state vaccination mandate

The Illinois Department of Public Health allows students to be exempt from vaccinations based on religious and medical reasons, but the new law ...

Declaration of immunization sought

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) wants children to present a declaration of immunization before starting school. However, the CMA and the ...

Queensland flu season 'worst on record'

One of the disease strains causing Queensland's worst flu outbreak was removed from the free annual Australian influenza vaccine three years ago, ...

Qld flu season 'worst on record'

QUEENSLAND is in the midst of its worst flu season on record with a ... The government-funded flu vaccine is offered for free to the elderly, the ...

Qld flu season 'worst on record'

QUEENSLAND is in the midst of its worst flu season on record with a prevalent strain not included in this year's free vaccination program. AROUND ...

New Montana Immunization Requirements In Effect This School-Year

The 2015 Montana Legislature revised school immunization requirements for school attendance effective this October first. Montana Communicable ...

UT pediatrician recommends getting meningitis vaccine before it becomes law

Dr. Deepa says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the vaccination to all students at ages 11 or 12, with a booster at 16.

NY state toughens student vaccination rules

Children entering kindergarten through grade 5 will need to have five doses of the vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus and a cellular pertussis. Also ...

Meningitis B vaccine to be given to babies across the UK

A new vaccine to prevent deadly meningitis is to be given to babies across the UK from today. The meningitis B jab is being offered on the NHS for ...

Buhari orders increase tempo against polio

Efforts, he said, should be doubled in order not to allow any gap that might prevent Nigeria being certified polio free by World Health Organization ...

Neymar recovers from mumps, fit for 1st match

Manchester United have been handed a double blow as priority forward targets Neymar and Thomas Muller, who play for Barcelona and Bayer ...

Guantnamo tested prisoners' blood, vaccinated some after shingles, chickenpox cases

The Guantnamo prison this summer suddenly offered voluntary HIV tests to its long-held war-on-terror captives, including former CIA prisoners kept ...

UK meningitis B vaccination programme begins

The jab is being added to the NHS childhood immunisation programme and will be offered to babies at the ages of two months, four months and 12-13 ...

Fearing suspensions, parents rush to prove kids vaccinated

The city is receiving hundreds of messages daily from parents scrambling to get their children's immunization records up to snuff and duck school ...

Meningitis vaccine is a law, locations & exemptions

Dr. Deepa says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the vaccination to all students at ages 11 or 12, with a booster at 16, but ...

Unvaccinated Children: Public Health Threat

Many states are tightening the rules on vaccination exemptions after a ... That, however, is below the national median of 94 percent, the CDC said in a ...

Local Rotary Club visits YMCA

The club also discussed polio with the students as well as the Rotary's goal to eradicate it around the world. They had excellent questions for third ...

Dachel Media Update: BMJ Letter Questions Vaccine Mandates

Most vaccine research is sponsored by the manufacturers and consists ... Our Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) is passive and ... in the country and is committed to serving the needs of the Autism community.

VNA's keys to wellness: Vaccinations, business programs keep Monterey County communities ...

The VNA offers flu vaccination clinics beginning in the fall, as well as travel and a variety of immunizations throughout the year. It's one of few places ...

Requirements greater for Macomb parents seeking vaccination waivers

I encourage parents to vaccinate their children, but if they are certain they ... requiring mandatory vaccinations against infectious diseases including ...

Still Sizable Kindergarten Population Unvaccinated, Poses Threat: CDC

Overall, the news is gratifying, said Anne Schuchat, MD, assistant surgeon general and director of CDC's National Center for Immunization and ...

National vaccine coverage of children remains high

Most other vaccines, including DTaP, poliovirus, measles-mumps-rubella, Haemophilus influenzae type B, hepatitis B and rotavirus vaccine, increased ...

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