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Wakefield Paper Retracted By The Lancet

Prestigious medical journal The Lancet has formally retracted the paper in which Andrew Wakefield, the doctor behind claims that the MMR vaccine can be linked to autism, first claimed such effects.

Vaccine Planning Urged Ahead Of Expected Swine Flu Return

Auckland, Jan 28 NZPA - New Zealand might still be basking in midsummer, but health officials are advising people to start booking their influenza vaccinations.

Get Your Flu Vaccine While The Sun Still Shines

Get Your Flu Vaccine While The Sun Still Shines

Even though we feel like winter will never come, putting a reminder in your diary to make your seasonal influenza vaccination appointment is the recommendation from Waikato District Health Board medical officer of health Felicity Dumble.

Help For Animals Arrives In Haiti

(Port-au-Prince, Haiti - 25 January 2010) - A coalition of animal protection groups has arrived in Haiti to aid animals left imperiled by the devastating earthquake.

New NZ Research Into The Swine Flu Pandemic Underway

New NZ Research Into The Swine Flu Pandemic Underway

The Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) have awarded more than $700,000 following a call for research into the Influenza A (H1N1) 09 virus.

Pandemic Influenza (H1N1) 09 Swine Flu - Update 166

Pandemic Influenza (H1N1) 09 Swine Flu - Update 166

During the week 7 - 13 December the number of New Zealanders visiting a doctor with an influenza-like illness remains low.

Afghanistan First In World To Use New Vaccine Against Polio

Critical step as global eradication effort faces entrenched challenges

Urgent Intervention Required: Immunisation In New Zealand

The December Journal of Primary Health Care (JPHC) provides new insights into reasons behind why New Zealand has failed to achieve national child immunisation targets.

Taking Every Opportunity And Making It Count

Taking Every Opportunity And Making It Count

Waikato District Health Board's newly employed immunisation coordinator impressed delegates at the National Paediatric Association conference in Hamilton last week with immunisation figures that speak for themselves.

Largest-Ever Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign Targets Nearly 12 Million People

Largest-Ever Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign Targets Nearly 12 Million People

17 November 2009 - Geneva / New York - The largest-ever yellow fever mass vaccination campaign is set to kick off next week across three African countries.