Twitter has partnered with the HSE to promote credible information on vaccinations.
In letters seen by the Irish Examiner, Mr Harris has called internet company bosses to a meeting to focus on how to combat the spread of misinformation about vaccinations.
The HPV vaccine will be made available to first-year boys in secondary schools in Ireland for the first time from next week. Until now, boys have not been included in the free human papillomavirus school vaccination programme.
The Government will not introduce mandatory vaccination but instead seek to stamp out myths and set up an alliance to boost the uptake of immunisations.
The growing anti-vaccination movement for measles is a serious threat to public health, a leading medic is warning.
Mr Harris said they also needed to call out the TDs who continued to write nonsense in relation to vaccination.
A Fine Gael TD has criticised Facebook for allowing anti-vaccination "propaganda" to be aimed at parents.
The introduction of HPV testing is set to be delayed beyond this year as the HSE struggles to clear the 78,000 smear check backlog.
A Meath mum who helplessly watched both her children battle deadly meningitis - seven years apart - says she hopes the government will extend the vaccination programme for the disease's B strain "sooner rather than later".
A patient with cervical cancer who campaigned to ensure girls get the HPV jab, is to be given an honorary degree at UCD today.
The health watchdog has recommended extending the HPV vaccine to boys.
Every healthcare professional working in high-risk areas should have to get the flu vaccine, a new report has recommended.
The recent Sláintecare report on the health service details the pressure on all sectors. Pharmacists say they can help to take the load off GPs, writes Sharon Ní Chonchúir.
The HSE says the number of measles cases in an outbreak in Dublin has risen to 11.
Parents suing the state over side-effects from a swine flu vaccine say that the jab was rushed into use before getting full approval.
The HSE has been notified this week of four measles cases in Dublin, affecting two adults and two children.
As many as 62 measles cases have been notified to health authorities in the first three months of the year, a 6,000% increase compared to a single case for the same period last year.
Only two of the 20 people infected with measles following an outbreak in Limerick city were vaccinated against the disease.
The HSE admits the current flu jab will not fully protect against a new strain which is affecting people across the country.
The German government wants kindergartens to inform authorities if parents fail to prove they have attended a doctors' consultation on child vaccinations.
Robert O’Connor outlines why some parents refuse to allow their daughters take a vaccine to help prevent cervical cancer and explains why they should change their minds.
'I wouldn't present both sides if a group of people decided that pancakes make you gay. They don't.'
Childhood vaccination rates are at record levels, but concern remains that some parents are not ensuring their children are fully protected.
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