Immunisation Horizon Scanning Volume 5 Issue 3

April 11, 2013
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Study finds no association between autism and vaccination

April 11, 2013

Source: British Medical JournalBMJ 2013;346:f2095

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Date of publication: News

Publication Type: April 2013

In a nutshell: No association between vaccination exposure and the development of autism spectrum disorder was found in a new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics.

Length of publication: 1-page news item

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Call to give measles MMR jab in mass school vaccination

April 11, 2013

Source: BBC News

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Date of publication: April 2013

Publication Type: News 

In a nutshell: There has been a call for all pupils in Swansea schools to be vaccinated against measles after the Easter break.

Length of publication: 1-page news item


Measles: ‘Extra MMR jab’ offer in Swansea epidemic

April 11, 2013

Source: BBC News

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Date of publication: April 2013

Publication Type: News

In a nutshell: A measles outbreak affecting more than 400 people in Swansea has prompted some babies to be offered the MMR vaccine seven months earlier than recommended.

Length of publication: 1-page news item


Measles: Over 500 cases in Swansea epidemic

April 11, 2013

Source: BBC News

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Date of publication: April 2013

Publication Type: News

In a nutshell: The number of people diagnosed with measles in an area at the centre of an epidemic has passed the 500 mark, Public Health Wales (PHW) says.

Length of publication: 1-page news item


Measles: ‘Alarming rate’ of south west Wales epidemic

April 11, 2013

Source: BBC News

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Date of publication: March 2013

Publication Type: News

In a nutshell: Health officials say a measles epidemic is “spreading at an alarming rate across areas of Wales”.

Length of publication: 1 page news-item


Protecting university students in the UK against meningococcal disease: vaccination is the way forward

March 6, 2013

Source: Perspectives in Public Health, 2013, 133 (2), pp. 90-91

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Date of publication: March 2013

Publication Type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: Meningococcal disease remains an important cause of mortality and morbidity in university students in the UK. Drs David Turner and Keith Neal from the University of Nottingham and Dr Simon Royal from the University of Nottingham Health Service explore the new vaccinations being developed, and believe that all university students should be offered protection against MenABCWY disease.

Length of publication: 2 page article