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The flu vaccine is free for those over 65, people with long-term health issues and children. Photograph: iStock

Facing into the winter flu season during a pandemic is a frightening prospect. The severity of the influenza viruses in circulation each year is alrea(...)

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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.(...)

Social distancing is bewildering, unnatural and distressing for young children, and communicates the idea that other people are a threat and to be feared.

Life or death has been the chief focus of State and society as we froze for more than two months, watching and counting in sorrow Covid-19’s ravaging (...)

The health service is facing a possible ‘double whammy’ from Covid-19 and flu next winter. File photograph: PA Wire

Preparations for next winter’s flu season need to begin immediately, and should include the provision of that vaccine to children, according to a form(...)

The vaccination of boys will help to reduce the incidence of HPV and, it is hoped, ‘eliminate those cancer-causing types of HPV over time’. Photograph: iStock

What children are offered the HPV vaccine? Since last autumn, when boys were included in the national HPV immunisation programme for the first time, (...)

Eoin Roche and family.

When Dublin hurling coach Eoin Roche looks back at professional sports photos of him at the end of 2018, he can now see what he wasn’t aware of then –(...)

The “human papillomavirus” is a group of more than 100 viruses which, while often harmless, cause the vast majority of cervical cancers.

A HPV vaccination programme for boys will proceed in September despite tensions around medical staffing levels, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe (left), Minister for Health Simon Harris (centre) and paramedic  Tony Kelly at the opening of a primary care centre on Summerhill in Dublin 1 on Friday.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Minister for Health Simon Harris has sought the advice of Attorney General Seamus Woulfe on whether it is possible to make it mandatory for children t(...)

Infection with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is implicated in a number of cancers, including cervical, vaginal, anal and penile cancer, as well as anogenital warts. File photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

The uptake of the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer has risen to 70 per cent, a rise of 20 percentage points in just over two years, according to th(...)