Tag Archives: vaccination

World TB Day

One hundred and thirty one years ago today, Robert Koch announced the discovery of the bacillus that causes tuberculosis. As a result, for the last thirty one years, 24 March has been observed as World TB Day, highlighting that nearly a century and a half […]


HPV vaccine – mothers influence daughters choices but deep questions remain

A mother’s attitude towards cervical cancer screening influences decisions to vaccinate daughters against the cancer claims this – not entirely surprising – headline in a BBC news report on Monday, which is based on new research in the European Journal of Cancer. The research found […]

Paying less for vaccines – marketing strategy or an answer to prayer?

The giant pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced it will be making its Rotarix rotavirus vaccine available at a discount to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations (GAVI). Rotarix is vital in protecting against diarrhoeal diseases that kill more than half a million children […]