Parents cannot stop children in state care having MMR vaccinations, judges rule 

Parents cannot stop children in state care having MMR vaccinations, judges rule Children in state care will now be given the MMR vaccine against parents wishes  The MMR vaccine became controversial when a now discredited paper written by Dr Andrew Wakefield claimed there was a link with autism  The paper was published in noted medical … Read more Parents cannot stop children in state care having MMR vaccinations, judges rule 

Call the Midwife episode on diphtheria leads health chiefs to warn about vaccinations

Jabs crisis could cause the return of deadly diphtheria, experts warn (as disease features in Call the Midwife) The BBC1 drama returned to screens with a harrowing story about the disease Health bosses said it must serve as a vital reminder to parents about jabs Complacency and falling uptake of the vaccination could cause its resurgence  … Read more Call the Midwife episode on diphtheria leads health chiefs to warn about vaccinations

Proof of importance of vaccinations: Second of three strains of polio eradicated worldwide

An Indian child receives polio vaccine drops on National Immunisation Day in Guwahati in March

Health chiefs announce the second of three strains of polio has been eradicated four years after the first was wiped out Wild polio virus type 3 (WPV3) officially wiped out after no new cases since 2012 Comes four years after wild polio virus type 2 (WPV2) was eradicated in 2015 Type 1 is still circulating … Read more Proof of importance of vaccinations: Second of three strains of polio eradicated worldwide