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Philippines begins mass vaccinations after polio returns

Philippines begins mass vaccinations after polio returns

Parents lined up from sunrise holding sleeping infants as the Philippines launched a campaign on Monday to vaccinate millions of children against polio, which has re-emerged nearly two decades ...

Ukraine anti-vaccine protesters insist on rights despite measles outbreak

Ukraine anti-vaccine protesters insist on rights despite measles outbreak

Some 200 anti-vaccine protesters rallied in Kiev Thursday after authorities threatened to ban unvaccinated children from schools in Ukraine, which is hit by a deadly measles outbreak.

Drones to deliver vaccines, blood and drugs across Ghana

Drones to deliver vaccines, blood and drugs across Ghana

Hundreds of drones will begin delivering life-saving vaccines, blood and medicines to patients in Ghana this week in the largest scheme of its kind, the global vaccine alliance GAVI said on Wednesday.

Vaccine row erupts in Italy as populist govt seeks to ease rules

Vaccine row erupts in Italy as populist govt seeks to ease rules

A row is erupting over vaccines in Italy as the country's new populist government fights to roll back a law that bans children from attending school if they haven't received a series of jabs.

Scientists eye genome mapping to help chlamydia-stricken koalas

Scientists eye genome mapping to help chlamydia-stricken koalas

Scientists who have mapped the genome of Australia's symbolic animal, the koala, say it could help them develop better vaccines to treat the animals, who are battling an epidemic of the bacterial disease chlamydia.

Philippines 'prepared for worst' in dengue vaccine concerns

Philippines 'prepared for worst' in dengue vaccine concerns

The Philippines is prepared for a ‘worst-case scenario’ following warnings that an anti-dengue vaccine administered to thousands of children may worsen the disease in some cases, a health official said Saturday.

Philippines suspends world-first dengue vaccine

Philippines suspends world-first dengue vaccine

The Philippines said Friday it had suspended use of a landmark vaccine for the potentially deadly dengue virus after its manufacturer warned it could worsen the disease in some cases.

First aid flight in weeks lands in rebel-held Yemen capital

First aid flight in weeks lands in rebel-held Yemen capital

A UN plane carrying desperately needed vaccines landed in the rebel-held Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday after a three-week Saudi-led aid blockade that had sparked warnings thousands could die.

Qatar urges Haj pilgrims to get vaccinated

Qatar urges Haj pilgrims to get vaccinated

The Ministry of Public Health, Hamad Medical Corporation and Primary Health Care Corporation have reminded Haj pilgrims to take steps to ensure they and their families are safeguarded against infectious diseases.

Indonesia seek seizure of unapproved vaccines amid fake drug scare

Indonesia seek seizure of unapproved vaccines amid fake drug scare

Indonesian lawmakers on Monday urged authorities to seize from hospitals and health clinics all vaccines made by unapproved manufacturers, after police exposed a syndicate selling fake child vaccines ...