Why the flu jab could be good for your heart

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Cardiac disease sufferers can take heart in new research that shows a Flu jab can reduce the risk of a heart attack by a third.

The study, conducted by researchers at the University of New South Wales, examined 16 international case studies to find the link between the flu jab and halting heart attacks.

The research was led by director of  CRE Immunisation, Professor Raina MacIntyre

Read full story in Yahoo News HERE

Professor Raina MacIntyre at the NZMA General Practitioners conference at Rotorua New Zealand

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Professor Raina MacIntyre was a key speaker at the NZMA General Practitioners conference at Rotorua New Zealand. she encouraged GPs to consider placing a greater emphasis on vaccinating the elderly

Read more: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/rotorua-daily-post/news/article.cfm?c_id=15034...

 

Abbott government vaccination plan won't work: expert

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The Abbott government's tough new stance on immunisation will only increase vaccination rates by an "absolute maximum of one per cent," a Sydney immunisation expert says.

University of Sydney associate professor Julie Leask said the federal government's move to prevent parents who don't vaccinate their children from accessing childcare payments and family tax benefits would not have a "meaningful" impact on overall immunisation rates.

READ FULL ARTICLE http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/abbott-government-vaccination-plan-wont-work-expert-20150413-1mjyhw.html

Maroondah Council introduces child-friendly immunisation sessions

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A SMALL immunisation jab can an enormous stress for terrified children.

Fortunately, an upcoming immunisation day in Croydon run by Maroondah Council will allow children to dress-up as their favourite heroes to help them overcome the anxiety of getting their shot.

Maroondah Mayor Tony Dib said the dress-up days were designed to help both parents and children relax READ MORE

One punch to knock out flu: McMaster researcher sees universal flu vaccine ahead

Check out newly published study findings Broadly-Neutralizing Anti-Influenza Virus Antibodies: Enhancement of Neutralizing Potency in Polyclonal Mixtures and IgA Backbones

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