Minister for Health Simon Harris said he would  take advice only from  the National Immunisation Advisory Committee. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has declined to announce a catch-up vaccination programme for the meningitis B strain, despite pressure from pare(...)

 Denise and James Brady with their son Ryan (14) and daughter Sarah Anne (7) who both recovered from meningitis. Photograph: Seamus Farrelly

A mother who watched both her children battle meningitis seven years apart says she hopes the Government will extend the vaccination programme for the(...)

Parents call on Minister for Health to include all children in a meningitis B vaccination scheme

Thousands of parents have called on the Minister for Health to implement a catch-up vaccination programme for the meningitis B strain. Parents have b(...)

Flu vaccination: the uptake for the   vaccine has increased over the years, and the onset of the colder weather means that the public are once again encouraged to get it. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Information and arguments surrounding vaccinations for teenagers and adults seem to be everywhere these days. Two in particular – the HPV vaccine for (...)

Patients in England are being asked from today to take part in a world-first trial for a universal flu vaccine that offers hopes of a lifetime freedom(...)

 Gardasil  vaccine: the HSE and the World Health Organisation have repeatedly issued assurances that it is safe and effective.   Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Next month, along with the parents of more than 30,000 other girls who have just started secondary school, our family will be faced with a decision – (...)

Gardasil is the vaccine used in the vaccination programme for girls in their first year of secondary school. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Minister for Health Simon Harris has told groups he claims are “scaremongering” about the HPV vaccine to “butt out” of providing medical advice . Mr (...)

The HPV vaccine has the potential to avert 250-350 cervical cancer cases a year. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

One in six women tested as part of a national screening programme had traces of the virus that causes cervical cancer, according to a new study. Howe(...)

Britain’s National Health Service  is urging young people starting third level this autumn to get a vaccination against meningitis W.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Health Service Executive (HSE) said it has no plans to follow the example of the UK by providing a vaccination programme for school-leavers again(...)

Doctors from the Department of Health and other authorities were before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health to discuss the concerns of a parents’ group about the safety of the Gardasil vaccine. Photograph: Getty Images

Teenage boys as well as girls should be given the vaccine that prevents a virus that causes 70 per cent of cervical cancers, a senior health policy ad(...)

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