Karina Butler

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GPs have expressed concern that some infants are not being brought for early childhood vaccinations due to fears of contracting Covid-19 in surgeries.(...)

Prof Karina Butler emphasised that parents should not be unduly worried but should remain watchful for persistent symptoms. Photograph: iStock

So what is this condition I’ve been reading about? Concerns are mounting about a very rare but potentially deadly inflammatory condition that has bee(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, pictured with Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan. File image: Dave Meehan / The Irish Times

A further ten people have died from Covid-19, bringing to 1,506 the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in the State, the National Public Healt(...)

Prof Karina Butler, a consultant paediatrician and infectious disease expert at Children’s Health Ireland: incidence of Covid-19 developing into a serious condition in children is extremely low. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A small number of children – fewer than five – on the island of Ireland have presented with symptoms of possible inflammatory condition which may be l(...)

Doctors in northern Italy have reported extraordinarily large numbers of children under age 9 with severe cases of what appears to be Kawasaki disease

Irish paediatricians have been warned about a syndrome that developed in some UK children who contracted Covid-19, a consultant paediatrician at Our L(...)

Any child with Covid-19 will need to be looked after at home and will be in isolation for 14 days. Photograph: Getty Images

Like adults, children can of course contract coronavirus. However, the good news, if there is any to be gleaned from this global pandemic, is that chi(...)

World Health Organisation  health emergencies programme head Michael Ryan and director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: not recommending further limiting of trade and movement of people. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini

The World Health Organisation has declared the coronavirus outbreak that started in China a public health emergency “of international concern”. The d(...)

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 (...)

 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 (...)

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