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10 Feb

Nurses who vaccinate

I wasn’t always an adamant advocate for public health and immunizations. I viewed vaccines in the same light as any other medication that nurses distribute and administer. I studied immunisations in nursing school, knew the history of infectious diseases and read about outbreaks occurring in medical news updates. But it wasn’t until I was pregnant

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26 Nov

The Choice Not To Vaccinate Doesn’t Only Affect You!

There’s something very scary happening in our world today. Well, there’s many scary things, but what I’m going to talk about is that vaccination rates are dipping. In Canada in the spring of 2013 our immunisation rate was 84%, which is below the goal of 95% to protect our communities from vaccine-preventable deadly diseases. In

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04 Jul

‘Vaccinology’ education can help fight infectious disease

Training doctors and nurses in how vaccines work, as well as how to discuss immunisation with parents, could help defeat vaccine-preventable diseases, according to a leading French paediatrician. Prof Catherine Weil-Olivier says that while infectious diseases and immunology are covered in medical education curricula, bringing them together under the heading of ‘vaccinology’ would help to

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20 May

VIDEO: What do you think about immunisation?

In Europe, most people follow the recommended vaccination schedules. But outbreaks of measles, pertussis, rubella and other vaccine-preventable diseases continue. This is because almost everyone needs to be immunised in order to control the spread of these highly infectious diseases, and protect those who are too sick to be vaccinated. adobe cs6 master collection download

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26 Apr

When should my child be vaccinated?

One of the most frequent questions parents have when discussing vaccines is when to bring their child to be immunised. This question is now easier to answer than ever – even if you are moving from one country to another. computer software The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has revamped the vaccine

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