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  • 21 February 2017
    Vaxxed: A Public Health Catastrophe?

    Routine Vaccinations have saved the lives of over 732,000 children in the USA alone in the last 20 years. With the help of vaccines, the life-threatening disease Smallpox has been eradicated. Other diseases such as Polio and in the UK, Meningococcal meningitis type C, have almost been eradicated. Vaccines have been one of the greatest innovations in Public Health since clean water. Yet despite their evident successes, there is some hesitancy towards this life-saving innovation in some quarters

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  • 13 February 2017
    Valuing Vaccinations Across Generations

    Grandparents and grandfriends go to great lengths to protect the children in their lives. Among other things they provide safe environments, share stories that connect children to their roots and, in some cases, help pay for their education or after-school activities.

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  • 07 February 2017
    Could teenagers B the solution for MenB protection?

    In January, The UK Department of Health launched a call for study proposals into the effectiveness of meningitis B vaccines in preventing the carriage of Meningococcus Serogroup B bacteria in teenagers. This follows news from Australia, where 60,000 teenagers and young adults in South Australia will be given free vaccinations against Meningococcal B as part of a study run by the University of Adelaide, called ‘B Part of It’. The aim of these studies is to examine whether the Meningococcal B vaccine reduces the spread of meningococcal bacteria in teenagers. This is an exciting time for meningitis researchers in both the UK and Australia as these studies could uncover the key to protecting the whole population from meningitis B.

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