JCVI recommends chickenpox vaccine for all children
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended that a universal chickenpox vaccination programme is included in the routine childhood schedule. The programme would use the combined measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (MMRV) vaccine and would include two doses at 12 and 18 months of age. This recommendation is based on evidence from... Read moreThe post JCVI recommends chickenpox vaccine for all children appeared first on Nursing in Practice. (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - November 15, 2023 Category: Nursing Authors: Megan Ford Tags: Clinical Latest news Paediatrics Vaccinations Vaccinations and infections Source Type: news
How Many Countries Still Have Endemic Wild Polio?
Discussion Poliomyelitis is caused by an enterovirus virus which causes acute flaccid paralysis. It is transmitted through fecal-oral spread. “All three serotypes of WPV [wild polio virus] are highly contagious, although 95% of primary infections cause a transient viraemia [sic] without symptoms. Paralysis occurs in one in 150 infections due to invasion of the central nervous system (CNS) and damage to the anterior horn of the spinal nerve roots.” In the prevaccination era, infants and young children were most at risk. The inactivated (IPV, inactivated or Salk) vaccine and the oral (OPV, live-attenuated or Sabi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 2, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Parents in England urged to ensure children get MMR jab amid uptake drop
MMR vaccination levels at lowest since 2010-11, figures show, with uptake of other key jabs also too lowParents are being urged to get their children vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) after a “worrying” drop in uptake of key vaccines.Figures from NHS England and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) show 92.5% of children had had the first dose of theMMR jab at five years old by 2022-23, the lowest since 2010-11.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 29, 2023 Category: Science Authors: PA Media Tags: Children's health MMR Vaccines and immunisation Society NHS England Infectious diseases UK news Source Type: news
America's antivaxx crisis laid bare: A QUARTER believe MMR shot causes autism and a THIRD think the Covid vaccines killed thousands, poll finds
One-quarter of American adults said they believe the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine causes autism - a widely studied and discredited claim that emerged in the 1990s. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Conspirituality of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
This article has been adapted from Chapter 23 of Conspirituality: How New Age Conspiracy Theories Became a Health Threat by Derek Beres, Matthew Remski, and Julian Walker. Copyright © 2023. Available from PublicAffairs, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, Inc. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - July 5, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Derek Beres, Matthew Remski, and Julian Walker Tags: Uncategorized freelance politics Source Type: news
General health advice and guidelines for pilgrims
27 June 2023 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a list of recommendations that each pilgrim should follow. These recommendations are in line with the health requirements set by the health authorities in Saudi Arabia for pilgrims in the Hajj season this year. Physical ability, chronic diseases and health education WHO recommends that authorities at pilgrims’ countries of origin should take into account that a pilgrim should have minimum physical ability for Hajj. It also alerts to the high risk of infectious diseases in older people and those with severe chronic diseases such as ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - June 27, 2023 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news
Progress Toward Rubella Elimination - World Health Organization South-East Asia Region, 2013-2021
This report describes progress toward rubella elimination in WHO's South-East Asia Region. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 22, 2023 Category: American Health Tags: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (MMRV) Vaccine Safety MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news
South Africa: Experts Stress Importance of Vaccinating Children in Wake of Measles, Mumps and Diphtheria Outbreaks
[Daily Maverick] In recent months, there have been outbreaks in South Africa of vaccine-preventable diseases including measles, mumps and diphtheria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine South Africa Southern Africa Source Type: news
South Africa: In-Depth - Are Measles, Mumps, and Diphtheria Outbreaks Harbingers of Worse to Come?
[spotlight] So far this year the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has issued reports on three different outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases - measles, mumps, and diphtheria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine South Africa Southern Africa Sustainable Development Source Type: news
The Real Reason Behind Conservatives ’ Shifting Views on Childhood Vaccines
In a new study released by Pew Research Center, the percentage of Republicans who said parents should be able to forego the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine for their public school children, even if it may create a health risk for others, more than doubled from 20% in 2019 to 42% in 2023. White evangelical Protestants showed a nearly identical pattern with the percentage supporting parents’ decision not to vaccinate their children despite the health risk to others doubling from 20% to 40%. This is obviously concerning. Measles cases in the U.S. spiked in 2019 to levels we hadn’t seen in decades. Studie...
Source: TIME: Health - May 17, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Samuel L. Perry Tags: Uncategorized freelance health Source Type: news
The Most Effective Way to Get Through to Parents Who Won ’ t Vaccinate Their Kids
This study tells us that parents really value what they hear from other parents who they trust when it comes to decisions about vaccinating their children,” says Marie Heffernan, lead author of the paper and assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “The current study was in the context of the COVID-19 vaccine for children, but we can think about this in terms of other routine childhood vaccinations as well.” Not all of the findings were uniform across the sample group. Ethnicity, in particular, made a difference. In the “trusted pare...
Source: TIME: Health - May 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Vaccines Source Type: news
Vaccines: Pre-school uptake in Northern Ireland in steady decline, report says
Around 15,000 children are not fully immunised against measles, mumps and rubella, a report finds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 5, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Parents urged to check children's MMR vaccine records following rise in measles cases
Parents are being asked to check children are fully up to date with their measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccinations by checking their vaccine record in their red book. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 4, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
What Causes Parotitis?
Discussion The salivary glands are important for creating saliva which helps with taste, digestion, oral health, and speech. Salivary gland problems are not that common but can be painful, annoying or herald potential systemic diseases. The parotid gland is the largest salivary gland lying anterior to the ear within the cheek structures. There are 2 lobes (superficial and deep) and the facial nerve runs between them. The salivary duct opens adjacent to the upper second molar. Infections are the most common cause of parotitis with mumps being the most commonly associated infection especially in unimmunized patients. Patient...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 10, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news