Sunday 19 November 2017

Measles outbreak facts outweigh scare stories

EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis rightly says it is unacceptable to hear children are dying from a disease where safe and cost-effective vaccines are available. (Stock photo)
EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis rightly says it is unacceptable to hear children are dying from a disease where safe and cost-effective vaccines are available. (Stock photo)
Editorial

Editorial

Ireland isn't the only country where vaccination levels are dropping. Across Europe, unsubstantiated scare stories about vaccines have had a negative effect on immunisation schemes - and are putting children at risk.

The problem is getting worse.

Gaps in vaccination coverage against measles have been blamed for the outbreaks of the highly contagious disease in not just children but young adults.

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