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Service delivery  

All topics related to the delivery of immunization services, including routine and campaign delivery services as well as injection safety.

19/02/2018

In an ideal world the current outbreak of measles in Limerick and Dublin would not be happening. Ireland would have established herd immunity against the infectious disease following years of childhood immunisation with the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Had vaccination levels exceeded 95 per cent of the target population, measles…

19/02/2018

With cases of yellow fever multiplying in Brazil, Paula Muniz, a 42-year-old accountant, was considering whether to get vaccinated. Then she saw a viral Facebook post about a teenage girl’s supposedly fatal reaction after receiving the vaccine, and she decided it was a firm no for her, her 14-year-old son…

16/02/2018

Since the conception of Nigeria as an independent country it has struggled with a number of deadly viruses and diseases. The most prominent and reoccurring have been polio, Lassa fever and yellow fever. These three have plagued parts of the country for many years and appear sporadically, peaking and dipping…

15/02/2018

Hundreds of thousands of people spent their working hours, and weeks and months of volunteer time, on an elusive goal: trying to snuff a handful of stubborn diseases out of existence. Some of those diseases—like polio, Guinea worm, and river blindness—currently cause only a handful of cases. That public health…

14/02/2018

More than 30 years after the last Irish case of polio was recorded, the health service is treating a new wave of patients struggling with the complications of the disease. Up to three new patients a month are presenting with post-polio syndrome at Beaumont Hospital, most of them drawn from…

13/02/2018

Measles -- along with tuberculosis, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and poliomyelitis -- is one of the six childhood 'killer diseases' targeted by World Health Organization (WHO) mass immunization programs. In addition to protecting against these diseases, previous studies suggest that these routine vaccines may provide other benefits that help to reduce…

12/02/2018

The rate of vaccination of schoolchildren against meningitis and whooping cough fell in 2016-17, raising concern about weaker public confidence in vaccines. Children are offered booster vaccinations against meningococcal group C (Men C) disease and against tetanus, low-dose diphtheria and acellular pertussis (TDAP) in the first year of secondary school.…

09/02/2018

The death of a far north Queensland man from diphtheria is a sign the state is failing to properly vaccinate the community, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) says. The man, who was in his 20s and not vaccinated against the disease, was flown from Cairns Hospital to Brisbane's Prince Charles…
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