ARTICLES RELATING TO VACCINATIONS

Fierce vaccination debate could sway Italy's general elections next week

2018-02-26 12:39

Despite a major measles outbreak in Italy last year, infecting some 5000 and causing the deaths of 4, anti-vaxxers are up in arms about the Democrats' proposed new law to make vaccinations compulsory in Italy. So much so, that it could swing the vote in the country's general elections next week.

This baby girl is battling the ‘worst case of meningitis in decades’

2017-11-22 15:22

She contracted an extremely rare type of the disease about two months ago and needed to have one of her arms removed.

Thousands vaccinated in Stellenbosch after measles outbreak

2017-02-08 16:47

A total of 2,700 learners in three Stellenbosch schools have been successfully vaccinated against measles.

Measles outbreak in Stellenbosch: how to protect your kids

2017-02-01 11:27

A measles outbreak in Stellenbosch is under control, says Dr Beth Engelbrecht, head of the Western Cape Department of Health.

Your top 13 vaccine questions answered

2016-09-09 09:22

Explanations for everything you've always wanted to ask about those injections.

Drones could deliver vaccines in developing countries

2016-06-26 17:14

Machines might be cheaper, quicker than current delivery methods, study suggests.

Is measles really that serious?

2016-02-10 13:21

It's a common illness, so should we worry?

7 ways to save your baby's life

2015-11-16 13:56

Keeping your baby safe and healthy is your number-one priority as a parent. Here are seven ways to protect him and save him from danger.

It's wise to immunise

2015-04-22 12:45

There is no two ways about it. All kids should be vaccinated! Here's everything you need to know about each and every vaccine your child needs to receive and at what age.

Do you really need to vaccinate?

2015-02-25 13:38

Short video explains what happens to your body when you get measles and why you should vaccinate.

 

The vaccination schedules in South Africa: is your child up to date?

2017-11-22 21:50

South Africa offers an extensive baby immunisation programme, available free at state clinics. Parents are also have the option to choose the private schedule, either in its entirety or to supplement the government programme. Here are both schedules.

What parents must know about swine flu and the Adenovirus

2017-06-29 17:05

Rumours that some kids in the Western Cape have swine flu and the Adenoviruses are entirely true. That, however, is no cause for concern, says the Department of Health.

We have a vaccine for six cancers; why are less than half of kids getting it?

2017-02-06 10:37

There is a vaccine that keeps the risk of developing six Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers at bay, but adoption of it has been slow and surprising low.

What is the homeopathic view on vaccinations?

2016-09-26 13:09

Dr Neil Gower of the Homeopathic Association of South Africa responds to a reader about alternative medicines for vaccinations.

All you need to know: Preparing for your new baby

2016-08-17 14:40

We've gathered all the information you need to survive your newborn baby in one place.

The benefits of vaccinations in children

2016-04-21 14:44

We take a look at the benefits of vaccinations in children, so you can make the right decision for your child.

Most controversial parenting debates of 2015

2015-12-03 11:32

Several controversial parenting topics got our parents all worked up this year. Here they are:

EU approves the world's first malaria vaccine

2015-07-24 08:25

The world's first malaria vaccine, called Mosquirix, got a green light from the European Medicines Agency. who have recommended that it be licensed for use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease.

Roll over Ebola: Measles is the deadly new threat

2015-03-23 09:57

It is a year to the day since Ebola was first identified in west Africa, now some people in Liberia are facing an even deadlier threat - the measles virus.

Special day care for unvaccinated kids

2015-02-10 15:15

Conan O’Brien comes up with a solution to the problem of unvaccinated children. [VIDEO]

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