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GaryFinnegan

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  1. HPV vaccines protect against cervical cancer. The vaccine is used in more than 80 countries More than 80 million girls and women worldwide have now received these vaccines In some countries, the uptake is greater than 90%. In Japan in 2013, false rumours spread on social media about the safety of HPV vaccines. Some parents opted out of HPV vaccination on behalf of their daughters. Denmark and Ireland have faced the same problem. What’s the worry? Specifically, some have claimed that the vaccine is linked to: - complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) - postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) Why the confusion? CRPS and POTS are real but very rare conditions that can affect teenagers. HPV vaccines are given to teenagers, leading some to wonder whether there is a connection. Are the concerns reasonable? The concerns are understandable but unfounded. There is no causal link between HPV vaccines and the symptoms of CRPS and POTS. How do we know? Independent experts at the European Medicines Agency looked at the rates of these conditions in teenagers who had had the vaccine. They compared this to teenagers who had not had the vaccine. The rates of POTS and CRPS were the same in both groups.
  2. A short, animated video explaining the potential role of vaccination in the global fight against AMR.
  3. This video shows (briefly) the history of vaccination and its impact on public health.
  4. This short animated video explains how vaccines are developed and monitored for safety after approval.
  5. This video is designed to encourage older people to view vaccination as a positive way to stay healthy, enabling them to do the many other things they wish to in later life. Rather than presenting older people as facing limitations and ill-health, it shows that vaccination, along with diet and exercise, can allow them to remain active and have fun.
  6. This short video looks at who is most severely affected by measles outbreaks in France (based on data from summer 2018)
  7. You dream of passing on only the best to your kids: good looks, sporting talent or good social skills. You want to protect them and give them the best start in life so you don't drink alcohol and watch what you eat - so that baby develops in a safe environment.
  8. This is a short video, explaining herd immunity. It has been viewed 100,000 times.
  9. This is a short video, telling the true story of a mother who needs other parents in her community to ensure that their children are vaccinated. The mother is receiving treatment for cancer.
  10. Vaccines Today ran a competition in 2018 to find Europe's 'vaccine champions'. Here are interviews with the three winners: - A doctor in Romania who advocates for vaccination on Facebook - A scientist who draws comics/cartoons to communication about immunology - A paediatrician in Germany discussing how to engages with parents about vaccination
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