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Free shingles vaccination program

Nearly five million older and immunocompromised Australians will be given free access to a shingles vaccine starting from 1 November. Shingles, which is also known as herpes zoster, is caused by the same virus as chickenpox and presents itself as ...

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Study casts doubt on new whooping cough vaccine

The limited effectiveness of the current pertussis vaccine might explain the resurgence in whooping cough in babies, new research has found. A study of 40,000 children in Queensland has shown children vaccinated against whooping cough with the current vaccine were ...

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When a cough gets nasty

It is critical that the current whooping cough epidemic should not undermine public trust in vaccination programs, write Jodie McVernon and Julie Leask. Even though we have had a whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine since the 1950s, the disease is proving ...

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Cervical cancer vaccine shows promise

The number of girls developing medical problems which can lead to cervical cancer has begun to drop, following the introduction of a revolutionary vaccine. A study of schoolgirls and young women given the cervical cancer vaccine in Victoria as part ...

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