Posts tagged “Vaccination”

Experts issue vaccination call, as number of mumps cases increases

May 28th, 2019
Experts issue vaccination call, as number of mumps cases increases

Health experts are encouraging people to make sure they are vaccinated against measles and mumps, amid an outbreak of mumps. The latest statistics show that in the first 3 months of 2019, 795 cases of mumps have been recorded. In the whole of 2018, there were 1,031 cases. In light of the figures, Public Health […]

NHS England boss admits anti-vaccine campaigns are gathering speed due to social media

March 5th, 2019
NHS England boss admits anti-vaccine campaigns are gathering speed due to social media

The boss of NHS England has admitted that anti-vaccine campaigns are gathering speed. Simon Stevens said that parents were being exposed to ‘fake news’ on social media and online campaigns, which are making it difficult to persuade them of the benefits of immunisation programmes. Speaking at a recent health summit hosted by the Nuffield Trust, […]

Measles cases reach an all-time high in Europe

August 21st, 2018
Measles cases reach an all-time high in Europe

The number of cases of measles recorded in Europe has hit an all-time high. Data from the World Health Organization revealed that more than 41,000 cases have been diagnosed in Europe in the first six months of 2018. This is a vast increase on 2017, when 23,927 cases were diagnosed in the entire year. In […]

NHS bosses call for pre-Christmas flu vaccinations for children to prevent spread of infection

November 28th, 2017
NHS bosses call for pre-Christmas flu vaccinations for children to prevent spread of infection

NHS bosses have called for children to be vaccinated against flu before Christmas in a bid to prevent the spread of infection around families and groups. Doctors believe that illnesses spread very quickly and easily around the festive season as a result of children spending time with friends at schools and nurseries and then visiting […]

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