Vaccination

Focusing on Hard-to-Reach Children for Polio Vaccination Campaign in Syria

Razan Rashidi | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK
Razan Rashidi

More than six months after confirmation of the first polio case in Syria, Unicef continues to support efforts to tackle the outbreak in all parts of the country. The April nationwide polio round which started this week aims to reach 2.8million children across Syria with a special focus on hard-to-reach children in conflict zones and besieged areas...

Court Decision to Force MMR Wasn't in Child's Best Interest

The Conversation UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
The Conversation UK

The decision is controversial, not just because both children were considered together despite their different ages, but because the 15-year-old had already received the initial MMR vaccine and the next vaccination would be a booster shot.

Polio: We've Started, So We'll Finish

Gareth Williams | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK
Gareth Williams

We are within spitting distance of wiping polio off the face of the planet for all time. This is the last stage of one of the grand medical crusades of the 20th Century, which in 1988 was given focus, credibility and an apparently workable schedule by the World Health Organisation and its partners.

How Vaccination Can Stop 1.7million Children Dying This Year

Andrew Mitchell | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK
Andrew Mitchell

Vaccines are also highly cost-effective compared to the cost of medical treatment and the loss of potential and productivity through death and ill-health. For scarcely more than the price of a large cup of coffee, for example, a child can be vaccinated against five major childhood killers including diphtheria and tetanus.

One Year On: Delivering on the Promises of Vaccines for All

Alex Kent | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK
Alex Kent

Two days of incubation in a child's body is enough for the virus to do its work. If they are unable to fight it they will end up so severely dehydrated they will have to go to hospital, they could end up on a drip, of several weeks, at which point the child's brain and development will have been so severely affected, and in some cases unfortunate enough to lose their life.

Measles Is Back

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK

A measles outbreak has been declared after six people required hospital treatment. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) said there were 13 confirmed ...

Schoolgirl Plunged Into 'Waking Coma' After Cervical Cancer Jab

PA | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK

The parents of a schoolgirl claim their daughter has been left in a "waking coma" after suffering suspected side effects from a cervical cancer jab. ...