As US measles outbreaks spread, why does 'anti-vax' movement persist?

2019-02-08 12:05

Measles outbreaks across the United States again puts the spotlight on parents who resist getting their kids vaccinated.

WATCH: Polio outbreak in Papua New Guinea after 18 years serves as a reminder to parents to vaccinate

2018-12-06 19:57

It was eradicated decades ago but polio is back in Papua New Guinea. Here's why, all the way in South Africa, we need to vaccinate our children.

Anti-vaxx billboards are going up all over the US – here’s why it’s problematic

2018-11-13 12:34

Many people are of the opinion that not only is it unnecessary to vaccinate their children, but that it's dangerous too. And we're afraid these billboards popping up all over the U.S. will mobilise and expand the anti-vaxx movement, putting millions of lives at risk.

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?


Flu vaccines for pregnant moms protect them against whooping cough

2019-01-02 13:27

Pregnant women are increasingly susceptible to catching severe flu in their second and third trimester, making them a priority group to receive the flu vaccine.

Vaccinate your kids: "It's not a debate," say our readers

2018-11-20 14:52

Readers responded to anti-vax billboards that went up all over the US and it seems we’re more divided than ever. But there is a clear right and wrong, our readers say, quite frankly, "it's not a debate".

Why anti-vaxxers think they know more than medical experts

2018-07-13 13:04

Vaccinations have saved countless lives and untold suffering, but many adults still believe vaccines are bad for their children, despite the scientific facts and medical experts' opinions. Could pro-vaccination celebs sway their opinion?

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:

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