The diphtheria vaccine ensures the disease is no longer the threat it once was.
Our study found that the bacteria which causes diphtheria is rapidly changing.
Vaccine hesitancy is a growing public health problem.
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Vaccine hesitancy has resulted in multiple vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks. Research on vaccine hesitancy in South Africa is limited. But growing evidence suggests that it's becoming a problem.
Getting children vaccinated can protect them and others from potentially deadly diseases.
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A pediatrician answers parents' questions about catching up on missed childhood vaccinations and why that's so important.
The World Health Organization estimates that 117 million people worldwide may have missed a vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Children may have fallen behind on their vaccination schedules during the pandemic, increasing the risk that COVID-19 may be followed by outbreaks of once-eradicated diseases.
A sense of wellbeing can have an important affect on parents' decisions when it comes to health care.
It's not just measles you need to worry about.
If you’re going overseas with your little one, you can vaccinate them against measles early. But they’ll still need their regular jab when they turn one.
Babies are normally vaccinated against measles at 12 months old. But doctors are now suggesting having the shot as early as six months might be worthwhile for youngsters traveling overseas.
A risk analysis could offer insight into the anti-vaccination decision of some parents.
An economics risk analysis offers some insight into the modern anti-vaxx movement.
Californians in June 2015 protest a bill that did away with personal belief exemptions for vaccinating children before they enter school.
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Vaccination rates for children in some parts of California are down, despite a law that narrowed exemptions. Here's a look at why people refuse to listen to evidence when it comes to the flu vaccine.
Vaccine work because they help create herd immunity.
Billboards spreading misinformation on the risks of vaccination have popped up around American cities. A bioethicist explains why decisions not to vaccinate children are indefensible.
Signs from a protest in 2015 against a California bill that prohibits parents from using a religious exemption as a reason to not vaccinate their children. The bill became law.
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Opposition to vaccines still prevents many children from getting needed preventative care. Understanding who is opposed, and why, can help, but the answers may surprise you.
Parents are concerned combination vaccines, which protect against several diseases at once, can be too much for a young immune system to cope with.
Vaccines against multiple diseases in one jab strengthen kids' immune systems, not weaken them. Here's why we shouldn't fear these combination vaccines.
There are better ways to boost vaccination rates than excluding kids from child care.
A push for all unvaccinated kids to be excluded from day care is coercive, punishes families and has no evidence to back it. Here's what we can do instead to boost vaccination rates.
There's an effective vaccine – but it's not always the best option.
Labor leader Bill Shorten has been campaigning heavily on health issues.
Labor wants the government to guarantee it won't fully privatise the new Australian Schools Vaccination Register.
Saving lives one needle at a time.
Big pharma is finally starting to pay attention to the developing world. Here's why.
The emotional appeals of the opposing views on vaccination are both driven by concern for children.
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The plan to withhold payments of child-care and family tax benefits for unvaccinated children could cost non-compliant parents up to A$15,000 a year. But is it ethical to punish parents?
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A new oral drug could help reduce the spread of measles.
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Any action taken at the community level should start with acknowledging that parents want the best for their children.
The National Health Performance Authority’s report on childhood vaccination coverage released this morning shows immunisation rates have slightly increased in 2011-2012. But there are still some areas…