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Sherwood Forest Hospitals flu vaccination campaign hailed a success

BOSSES at Sherwood Forest Hospitals say they have delivered another successful staff flu vaccination campaign, making them one of the highest achievers in the East Midlands. The campaign has been running for many years, where employees are given ...
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Mansfield Chad

UK smallpox terror threat downgraded after nearly £80mn 'wasted' on vaccine

One of the UK's preeminent scientists has denounced the wasting of some £80 million on smallpox vaccines. The terrorist threat of the disease – now confined to laboratories – has been changed following repeated studies showing low infection risks.
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Dachel Media Update: Vaccine Safety, Skepticism ... - Age of Autism

By Anne Dachel National Vaccine Information Center: NVIC Launches National Billboard Vaccine Education Campaign Mar 14, 2013, Augusta (GA) Chronicle: ...
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Measles, child killer disease, ravages 12 Northern Nigerian States

Federal health authorities in Abuja are reporting the full outbreak of measles, a contagious viral disease that has infected no fewer than 4000 children and killed at least 36 children in the northern states of the country by the end of last week ...
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Premium Times

Polio Eradication: War Without End?

The fight against Polio in Nigeria has remained a daunting task and perhaps unrealisable, in spite of significant money and efforts poured into the campaign to end the crippling disease. Osby Isibor writes. The Federal Government's plan to totally ...
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Leadership Newspapers

Health Minister Urges Parents to Embrace Polio Immunisation

Nigeria: Health Minister Urges Parents to Embrace Polio Immunisation. By Emma Ujah, 15 March 2013. Abuja — The Minister of State for health, Dr, Ali Pate, has urged all parents in the country to embrace polio immunization to save their children from ...
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HPV vaccine

THE introduction of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine in three districts of Lusaka is a sure sign of how serious government and its cooperating partners are to end one of the major causes of deaths among women in the country. The three districts ...
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Flu vaccine does protect, but may need a power-boost in seniors

Here's another reason older adults should make sure to get vaccinated against the flu next flu season. Although the effectiveness of the flu vaccine varies, and is certainly lower in older recipients, receiving the vaccine may reduce the risk of ...
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Clue In

... vaccine-autism mystery in the den at the computer with the internet and a vast network of friends… Cathy Jameson is Contributing Editor to Age of Autism. Posted by Age of Autism at March 17, 2013 at 5:45 AM in Cathy Jameson | Permalink | Comments ...
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Happy St. Patrick's Day

"If God sends you down a stony path, may he give you strong shoes." Here's to strong shoes for all of us as we help our children grow and prosper. Those are my girls, Bella, Gianna and Mia, St. Paddy's Day 2006. Kim. Posted by Age of Autism at March 17 ...
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Jacquelin Perry Dies; Pioneered Surgery, Physical Therapy for Paralyzed Polio ...

Perry, an orthopedic surgeon and also a physical therapist, developed the surgery in the 1950s and then worked with polio patients post-surgery to strengthen their muscles. She worked at the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center for almost ...
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HPV more effective when begun younger

HPV vaccination programs have been launched around the world in hopes of preventing cervical cancer and other HPV-related cancers, the researchers said. The study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, found females age 20 and ...
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CDC doctor to talk at UGA about meningitis outbreak

When a mass fungal meningitis outbreak swept the nation in October, Dr. Benjamin Park and his colleagues worked quickly using classic shoe-leather epidemiology to trace the illnesses to contaminated steroid medications packaged at the New England ...
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Measles, swine flu cases: Pindi residents receive health scare

Three fresh cases of measles, three suspected cases of dengue fever and one confirmed case of swine flu in Rawalpindi reported at Holy Family Hospital (HFH) on Saturday has set alarm bells ringing in the city. Dr Javed Hayat, head of the infectious ...
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£80m 'wasted' on smallpox terror threat

The decision by the Labour government to spend £79m on smallpox vaccine sparked an enormous political row at the time, as £32m of it went to a company owned by the Labour donor Paul Drayson. He later became a Labour peer and then a minister.
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The Independent

Health chiefs warn parents - measles could kill a child

There is no data to support an autism vaccine link. There never has been. Vaccines don't cause autism." http://tinyurl.com/y8paspb With regards to the so ...

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment March 15 ...

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Measles Outbreak Infects 16 Pupils in Swansea School

Measles Outbreak Infects 16 Pupils in Swansea School While a suspected measles endemic has been expanding its hold in the city of Swansea in Wales, as many as 16 pupils have been suspected to have contracted the infection at Morriston ...
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TopNews Arab Emirates

Program on immunization and cold chain monitoring: the status in eight health ...

Cold chain monitoring is a precondition to ensure immunization quality, efficacy and safety. In Cameroon, the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) has National Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) that describes the vaccines, the cold chain system and ...
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Defeating pneumonia: Vaccination centres to inoculate children for free

The health department will ensure that all vaccination centres in Sindh have the the vaccine to prevent pneumonia, Pneumococcal Vaccine, by next week, said Dr Mazhar Ali Khamisani, the chief of Expanded Programme on Immunisation's (EPI) provincial ...
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Jacquelin Perry, surgeon who helped polio patients and analyzed the human ...

After earning a medical degree at the University of California at San Francisco, she joined Rancho Los Amigos and collaborated with Vernon Nickel on polio cases. For spinal surgery patients, the pair developed the halo, a metal ring still in use today ...
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A bibliometric analysis of childhood immunization ... - BioMed Central

The implementation of strategic immunization plans whose development is informed by available locally-relevant research evidence should improve immunization ...
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Leading meningitis charities The Meningitis Trust and Meningitis UK to merge

A GLOUCESTERSHIRE charity supporting victims of meningitis and their families has announced it is to merge with a Bristol-based organisation. The Meningitis Trust, which is based in Stroud, announced on Friday it will merge with Meningitis UK in April ...
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Utah County Health Dept. holding immunization clinics

If your child needs to catch up on immunizations for school or you have missed a vaccination at some point, go to one of the community clinics. If you're not sure what paperwork you need, visit www.utahcountyhealth.org/immunizations for links to school ...
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Paediatricians want rotavirus vaccine funded

Paediatricians say funding a vaccine against a virus which puts thousands of young children in hospital every year, should be an urgent priority. Rotavirus is a highly-infectious disease which can have a dangerous effect on infants and children. The ...
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