Refusal of vaccines is one of the top health threats facing the world

Parents who don’t vaccinate are behaving in a really selfish and dangerous manner, writes Alison O’Connor.

A RATHER amazing thing has happened which we should sit back and reflect on for a few moments — both for it’s obvious implications, and those not so immediately clear. It’s a triumph of fact over fake news, and a strong push back against those who do not have our best interests at heart and who use fear as a weapon.

The uptake of the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer has risen to 70% in just over two years — after an alarming dip of 20%. The HSE deserve to be congratulated for this significant success.

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