vaccine

How complementary medicine practitioners can help get kids vaccinated
How complementary medicine practitioners can help get kids vaccinated (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australian parents who take their children to a complementary medicine practitioner such as a naturopath or chiropractor are more likely to delay or reject vaccination, according to our research. Vaccine coverage for five-year-old children is over 93% across Australia, according ... Read More »

Research finds midwives support childhood vaccination
Research finds midwives support childhood vaccination (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research led by a scholar from The University of Western Australia has found that the majority of midwives support vaccinations for babies and children. Dr Katie Attwell, a senior lecturer in UWA’s School of Social Sciences, reviewed nine studies ... Read More »

Calls for routine flu shot for young children
Calls for routine flu shot for young children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

After a bumper flu season last year, research has sparked calls for the seasonal influenza vaccine to be publicly funded to boost the uptake of vaccinations of vulnerable young children. The study found children under five were not being vaccinated ... Read More »

Vaccine preventable deaths a reminder to parents
Vaccine preventable deaths a reminder to parents (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents are reminded to talk with their doctor to ensure children are fully vaccinated following a review of vaccine-preventable deaths in NSW over the past decade. The review, ‘Child Deaths from Vaccine Preventable Infectious Diseases, NSW 2005-2014’, from the National Centre for ... Read More »

Relationship between vaccine refusal and use of alternative medicines
Relationship between vaccine refusal and use of alternative medicines (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study led by a researcher from The University of Western Australia has analysed the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by parents who reject some or all vaccines for their children. The study drew on data from ... Read More »

First-time mothers more uncertain about vaccines than mothers with children
First-time mothers more uncertain about vaccines than mothers with children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

First-time mums are more hesitant and undecided about childhood vaccinations compared to mothers with children and only two thirds of all mothers believe they receive enough information on vaccines during pregnancy. In a new study published in Vaccine by researchers ... Read More »

US teens may be missing vaccines because parents aren’t aware they need one
US teens may be missing vaccines because parents aren’t aware they need one (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents may be up to speed on what vaccines their children need for kindergarten, but may be less sure during high school years, a new national poll suggests. More than a third of US parents of teens didn’t know when ... Read More »

Immunisation rates improve for Australian children
Immunisation rates improve for Australian children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The proportion of Australian children who are fully immunised continues to rise, but significant variation remains across local communities, a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reveals. The report, Healthy Communities: Immunisation rates for ... Read More »

Vaccination and alternative medicine
Vaccination and alternative medicine (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Childhood immunisation has been one of the last century’s most successful public health measures. Yet, for some, vaccination remains a highly politicised and contentious issue. Naturopath, academic and former nurse Jon Wardle reveals how his latest research project is set ... Read More »

Vaccine views study
Vaccine views study (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new La Trobe University research project is examining why some people support and others oppose childhood vaccinations. Lead researcher Tom Rozbroj from La Trobe’s Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society is surveying pro and anti vaxxers to ... Read More »

 
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