4 things parents should know about measles

HOUSTON - The United States has seen the most cases of measles this year since 1992.More than 75% of this year's measles outbreak is linked to New York.There is also a booster between ages 4 and 6.

Parents of primary school starters urged to check immunisation records

We’ve seen outbreaks of this disease in Yorkshire and the Humber in the past year and we’re continuing to see outbreaks of the disease occurring in communities across the country, many linked to visiting European countries over the summer holidays.Dr Sally Eapen Simon, screening and immunisation

Measles in the UK: 'Elimination status' is lost

We’re continuing to see outbreaks of the disease occurring in communities across the country, many linked to visiting European countries over the summer holidays.Based on this, WHO determined that the UK could no longer be consider as ‘eliminated’ and that transmission of measles had been re-est

UK no longer measles-free as vaccination rates fall dramatically

Experts have blamed the decrease in vaccination rates on ‘viral misinformation’, which has been exacerbated by the internet and social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.“Vaccines are set to help the NHS tackle some of the biggest public health challenges it faces over the next decade:

PM to host talks with social media firms over anti-vaccination misinformation

This is a global challenge and there’s a number of reasons why people don’t get themselves or their children the vaccines they need, but we need decisive action across our health service and society to make sure communities are properly immunised.” Currently just 87% of children are receiving their

Quarter of children in London 'not given measles jab', as UK loses measles free status

The first dose is usually given to babies at a year old, the second dose before they go to school.It’s a real concern that so many young children – as many as a quarter of a reception class in some areas - could be starting school without the full protection that the NHS childhood immunisation p

Thousands of South West children not vaccinated against MMR

The worst MMR coverage in the south west is seen in Bristol where just 86 per cent of children have had their second jab.Dr Julie Yates, lead consultant for screening and immunisation for Public Health England South West, said: “It’s a real concern that so many young children in our region could

Shropshire Star comment: Vaccines too vital to be ignored

Well, if parents start to think that in significant numbers, a critical mass will be reached which could potentially lead to an epidemic sweeping through this small army of unprotected children.History might show that the early 21st century was the pinnacle of success, and there was then a slipp

Measles case confirmed in Cumbria amid national concerns

It’s very important that children receive the full course of two vaccinations of MMR before starting school and for parents or carers to contact their GP Practice and take it up now if they didn’t have it at the scheduled time.” Anyone who is unsure whether they or their children have had two do

Boris Johnson blames 'superstitious mumbo jumbo' spread online about the supposed risks of vaccines for the UK ...

The Department for Health and Social Care will also deliver a strategy to address the issue in the autumn.He has called for health chiefs to renew their efforts to ensure that 95 per cent of the population has had both doses of the MMR vaccine.Teacher's 'anti-vaccine crusade' One of Britain'

Measles case confirmed in Cumbria amid national concerns

It’s very important that children receive the full course of two vaccinations of MMR before starting school and for parents or carers to contact their GP Practice and take it up now if they didn’t have it at the scheduled time.” Anyone who is unsure whether they or their children have had two do

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

Though anti-vaccine sentiments have been around for as long as vaccines have existed, health experts worry anti-vaccine propaganda can spread more quickly on social media.“I’m afraid people have been listening to that superstitious mumbo jumbo on the internet, all that anti-vax stuff and thinkin

Up to 10000 West Midlands children not up to date with MMR vaccine

We’ve seen outbreaks of this disease in the West Midlands in the past two years and we’re continuing to see outbreaks of the disease occurring in communities across the country, many linked to visiting European countries over the summer holidays.He said: “It’s a real concern that so many young c

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

Though anti-vaccine sentiments have been around for as long as vaccines have existed, health experts worry that anti-vaccine propaganda can spread more quickly on social media.Johnson set out plans to improve the UK's vaccination rates, calling for health leaders to renew efforts to ensure that

Bolton measles vaccinations drop below national targets

Boris Johnson has called for health leaders to renew their efforts to ensure 95% of the population have had both doses of the MMR vaccine.

More than 200 five-year-olds in Dorset are yet to be immunised against MMR

As parents prepare their children to start primary school in a few weeks, Public Health England (PHE) South West is warning that around 250 children across the county may not be fully up-to-date with some routine immunisations.We’ve seen outbreaks of this and mumps across the south west in the p

'Mumbo jumbo' causes UK to lose measles-free status, Johnson claims

IN Cornwall, he said: “People have been listening to that superstitious mumbo jumbo on the internet, all that anti-vax stuff and thinking that the MMR vaccine is a bad idea.The movement crosses borders and is the subject of dedicated online communities.People seem to be wanting to come forwa

UK Government To Call For Social Media Companies To Combat Vaccine Misinformation

There were more reports of measles cases worldwide in the first half of 2019 than in any year since 2006, “with outbreaks straining health care systems and leading to serious illness, disability and deaths,” according to recent data from WHO.Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday that he’s con

'Misleading messages on social media fuelling drop in measles vaccinations'

Analysis by the charity shows that an estimated 169 million children around the world missed out on the first dose of the measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017 – an average of 21.1 million a year.In the first quarter of 2019, there were 231 confirmed cases in the UK, and Prime Minister Boris Joh

The shocking amount of people not taking the MMR vaccination in Lincolnshire

It is the lowest rate seen locally since 89.9% of children received the first MMR jab by their second birthday in 2010/11.Just 86.3% had received the second jab in 2018/19, down from 86.6% in 2017/18, and the lowest rate since 2011/12.The PM has called for health leaders to renew their effor

Anti-vaxxers are monitored on social media - HSE

Take-up of the MMR vaccine in this country is best in the west and midlands, with several areas exceeding the 95pc coverage target at two years of age.Ireland recorded 55 measles cases to mid-August this year, a slight drop from 65 in 2018.Social media companies are being urged to quash misl

UK loses its 'measles-free' status after big increase in cases - this is why

The Department for Health and Social Care will also deliver a strategy to address the issue in the autumn, in which the NHS is expected to be asked to use technology to identify who may have missed a vaccination and make booking appointments easier.The Prime Minister has called for health chiefs

Why is the UK seeing a rise in measles cases?

There is much misleading information on social media and it can be quickly spread.Earlier this year, Health Secretary Matt Hancock - who controls the NHS in England - said that he was willing to look at "all options" to boost vaccination levels.The measles vaccine, which is included in the M

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

Though anti-vaccine sentiments have been around for as long as vaccines have existed, health experts worry that anti-vaccine propaganda can spread more quickly on social media.Johnson set out plans to improve the U.K.'s vaccination rates, calling for health leaders to renew efforts to ensure tha

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

Though anti-vaccine sentiments have been around for as long as vaccines have existed, health experts worry that anti-vaccine propaganda can spread more quickly on social media.Johnson set out plans to improve the U.K.'s vaccination rates, calling for health leaders to renew efforts to ensure tha

UK's PM tackles anti-vax 'mumbo jumbo' on social media amid measles outbreak

Johnson set out plans to improve the UK's vaccination rates, calling for health leaders to renew efforts to ensure that 95 per cent of residents have had both doses of the MMR vaccine.The Department for Health will deliver a strategy to address the issue this fall and is expected to consider usi

Measles shock: How preventable disease returned from the past - What led to new outbreaks?

Earlier this year, cases of Measles led New York state to declare a state of emergency.In April this year, health authorities noted 72,000 cases of the disease in Ukraine and 19,000 cases in the Philippines.

UK Prime Minister urges social media giants to limit spread of vaccine misinformation

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called on social media companies to take action against the spread of misleading claims about vaccines as figures show more than 230 cases of measles were reported in the UK in the first three months of the year.In January, a study from the Royal Society for Publ

Oxfordshire no longer 'measles-free' after increase in cases across UK

He has called for health leaders to renew their efforts to ensure 95 per cent of the population have had both doses of the MMR vaccine.The Department for Health and Social Care will also deliver a strategy to address the issue in the autumn where the NHS is expected to be asked to use technology

Oxfordshire no longer 'measles-free' after increase in cases across UK

He has called for health leaders to renew their efforts to ensure 95 per cent of the population have had both doses of the MMR vaccine.The Department for Health and Social Care will also deliver a strategy to address the issue in the autumn where the NHS is expected to be asked to use technology

Parents urged to give kids MMR vaccine – as figures show thousands at risk of deadly measles

Speaking yesterday at a Cornwall hospital, Mr Johnson said: “People have been listening to superstitious mumbo jumbo on the internet and thinking the MMR vaccine is a bad idea.And the PM called on social media sites to take down scare stories.Boris Johnson blamed “superstitious mumbo jumbo”

Johnson launches anti-vaxxer crusade as measles outbreak grips UK

Britain isn’t alone in its fight against the age-old viral illness; Johnson called the effort a “global challenge.” There have been 364,808 measles cases reported around the world so far this year.Earlier this year a Unicef report warned that half a million British children were not immunised ag

Parents urged to give kids MMR vaccine – as figures show thousands at risk of deadly measles

Speaking yesterday at a Cornwall hospital, Mr Johnson said: “People have been listening to superstitious mumbo jumbo on the internet and thinking the MMR vaccine is a bad idea.And the PM called on social media sites to take down scare stories.Boris Johnson blamed “superstitious mumbo jumbo”

Parents of primary school starters urged to check immunisation records as 1 in 7 are not protected against MMR

Around 680,000 five-year-olds start school in England each year according to Department for Education figures.As hundreds of thousands of parents across the country prepare their children to start primary school in the next few weeks, Public Health England (PHE) is warning that 1 in 7 five year

UK to put pressure on social media companies to stop spread of anti-vax information

“We need to put resources into increasing numbers of practice nurses, the skilled work force who day in and day out vaccine children and adults to protect them against serious diseases.” Johnson set out plans to improve the U.K.’s vaccination rates, calling for health leaders to renew efforts to ens

MMR vaccine: Boris Johnson urges parents to ignore 'mumbo jumbo'

The prime minister has told parents to ignore “superstitious mumbo jumbo on the internet” about vaccinations as health officials said that 90,000 five-year-olds were not fully protected against measles, mumps and rubella.

UK PM orders urgent action to boost measles vaccine uptake

"This is a global challenge and there's a number of reasons why people don't get themselves or their children the vaccines they need, but we need decisive action across our health service and society to make sure communities are properly immunised," Johnson said in a statement."Measles is one of

WHO pulls 'measles free' status for Britain after cases spike

Johnson said he's planning a summit among social media companies to help in the effort.Aug. 19 (UPI) -- British health officials say they will take "urgent action" to improve vaccination rates after an unusually high number of measles this year has led the World Health Organization to pull its s

Measles outbreaks in eastern England confirmed

"I think there's complacency on the part of parents about the need to get that second vaccine but also, I'm afraid, people have been listening to that superstitious mumbo jumbo on the internet, all that anti-vax stuff and thinking that the MMR vaccine is a bad idea.We've seen outbreaks of this d

An estimated 1 in 7 five years olds are not immunised against MMR

As hundreds of thousands of parents across England prepare their children to start primary school in the next few weeks, Public Health England (PHE) is warning that 1 in 7 five year olds may not be fully up-to-date with some routine immunisations, with the figure rising to around 1 in 4 children in

UK steps up fight after losing 'measles-free' status

"This is a global challenge and there's a number of reasons why people don't get themselves or their children the vaccines they need, but we need decisive action across our health service and society to make sure communities are properly immunized."The UK isn't the only country taking steps to s

The UK Has Lost Its Measles-Free Status

- UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged social media companies to do more and has unveiled a campaign to stop the spread of false information from anti-vaxxers.“After a period of progress where we were once able to declare Britain measles-free, we’ve now seen hundreds of cases of measles in

UK steps up fight after losing 'measles-free' status

"This is a global challenge and there's a number of reasons why people don't get themselves or their children the vaccines they need, but we need decisive action across our health service and society to make sure communities are properly immunized."The UK isn't the only country taking steps to s

UK steps up fight after losing 'measles-free' status

"This is a global challenge and there's a number of reasons why people don't get themselves or their children the vaccines they need, but we need decisive action across our health service and society to make sure communities are properly immunized."The UK isn't the only country taking steps to s

This is why the UK has lost it's 'measles free' status and what you can do to prevent them

Here is why the UK has lost this status and what is being done to stop it spreading.Based on this, WHO determined that the UK could no longer be consider as ‘eliminated’ and that transmission of measles had been re-established.Elimination can only be sustained by maintaining and improving co

UK to tackle spread of misinformation after losing 'measles-free' status

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UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

Johnson says "I'm afraid people have been listening to that superstitious mumbo jumbo on the internet, all that anti-vax stuff and thinking that the MMR vaccine is a bad idea.Britain's government is planning to pressure social media companies to do more to fight misinformation on vaccines follow

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

Johnson says "I'm afraid people have been listening to that superstitious mumbo jumbo on the internet, all that anti-vax stuff and thinking that the MMR vaccine is a bad idea.Britain's government is planning to pressure social media companies to do more to fight misinformation on vaccines follow

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

Johnson says "I'm afraid people have been listening to that superstitious mumbo jumbo on the internet, all that anti-vax stuff and thinking that the MMR vaccine is a bad idea.Health Minister Jo Churchill says the National Health Service and the government need to work with social media companies

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

Johnson set out plans to improve the U.K.'s vaccination rates, calling for health leaders to renew efforts to ensure that 95% of residents have had both doses of the MMR vaccine.The Department for Health will deliver a strategy to address the issue this fall and is expected to consider using tec