Diphtheria in Spain

Did you know there has been a return of Diphtheria in Spain this year? Diphtheria is a nasty vaccine preventable disease which causes sever inflammation of the nose, throat and windpipe. It can cause toxins and an abnormal membrane to grow in the throat which can lead to suffocation. It can also cause other problems …

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Meet Greg and Cath Hughes

Did you know expectant mothers can get a free Whooping Cough booster in the third trimester of pregnancy? Greg and Cath talk about their experiences losing Riley, and the Department of Heath have provided information on frequently asked questions about the risks and benefits of getting the booster during pregnancy. Click on Riley below to …

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University of Queensland wants YOUR Opinions

University of Queensland researchers are hoping to get to the pointy end of parents’ fears about childhood vaccinations by conducting an Australia-wide survey. A team from UQ’s Parenting and Family Support Centre is asking parents to participate in the survey of attitudes towards vaccination in the first nation-wide research into the issue for almost two …

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Vaccines an Excellent Investment

Non-profit GAVI have found a way to turn government promises of future funding in to current cash – by offering bonds. The idea was that Gavi, which aims to fund and deliver wide-scale immunisation programs in developing countries, would turn to the capital markets to transform future pledges worth billions from governments, foundations, organisations and …

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