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Sun cream, sunglasses…vaccines?

By Gary Finnegan May 18th, 2015 0 Comments

Not every adventurous backpacker needs every travel vaccine but a visit to a travel health specialist can help to ensure sickness doesn’t ruin your trip. Dr David R Shlim knows a thing or two about travel medicine. With decades of experience under his belt, Dr Shlim is President of the International Society of Travel Medicine.

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5,000 people catch measles in Bosnia

By Editor May 18th, 2015 Comments Off

More than 5,000 cases of measles were reported in Bosnia and Herzegovina last year and experts say the outbreak has continued. The massive epidemic is partly a legacy of the war in Bosnia between 1992 and 1995 – during which time a large number of children missed out on vaccination – and anti-vaccine sentiment. The

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Health staff key to preventing flu in older people

By Gary Finnegan May 7th, 2015 0 Comments

Flu vaccination rates are too low but rise with age, according to a new long-term study. This highlights the need for doctors and nurses to be vaccinated to protect vulnerable older people. A symposium on adult immunisation during the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress in Dublin has heard calls for mandatory

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‘We are failing older people’

By Gary Finnegan May 5th, 2015 0 Comments

Civil society organisations must do more to put adult vaccination on the healthy ageing agenda. Too few people know the adult vaccine schedule and fewer still have the immunisations that can help them to live longer, healthier, active lives, according to Dr Jane Barratt, Secretary General of the International Federation on Ageing (IFA). "The question

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Vaccination is ‘safe, cheap, effective’, say doctors

By Editor April 24th, 2015 0 Comments

Doctors have added their voices to a growing movement committed to wiping out measles in Europe. This week, the WHO and national governments renewed their pledge to eliminate measles in Europe – something that has been achieved in many countries around the world already. Read: Losers – Europe trails the world in war on measles

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