Tag Archives: Vaccination

Samoa extends measles state of emergency, NZ to fund Pacific vaccination campaign

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The South Pacific island nation of Samoa on Saturday extended a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak which has killed 72 people, mostly infants, as New Zealand announced NZ$ 1 million ($ 640,700) to help combat measles in the Pacific. Samoa said a state of emergency will be extended to… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: HPV vaccination jabs are vital to beat cervical cancer

This is important. Routine vaccination of Scottish girls in the 12-13 age group against the human papillomavirus (HPV) has led to a dramatic fall in the disease that leads to cancer of the cervix. Vaccination works again! The HPV vaccination programme is so successful that even unvaccinated women are protected against HPV by “herd protection”… Read More »

Eager to Limit Exemptions to Vaccination, States Face Staunch Resistance

As measles spread across the nation earlier this year, 71 residents of Vancouver, Wash., fell ill, most of them unvaccinated children. So state Rep. Paul Harris, a Republican representing the district, sponsored a measure to limit exemptions from immunization. Activists protesting the bill converged on his legislative office; the resulting chaos led security officers to… Read More »