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Parents urged to stay up-to-date with children’s vaccinations

Parents are being urged to make sure their children are up-to-date with all their routine vaccinations. The Local Government Association said high vaccine uptake could prevent infections and stop pressure being piled on the NHS. The childhood vaccination programme is continuing as normal while jabs given in school are being rescheduled. Vaccines protect children against… Read More »

I’m worried the mental health of parents is under threat. Yesterday I Googled ‘is it postnatal depression or pandemic?’

Animals in captivity often display repetitive functionless behaviours. Watching my six-year-old pace the yard last week I felt a palpable grief for what he is going through. It reminded me of a haggard tiger I once saw in a zoo – not a place I think I’ll ever feel right visiting again after lockdown. he… Read More »

Anti-vaxers make life tough for parents of young babies in New York

The Singers live in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Rockland County, New York, where a measles outbreak continues to grow, health officials say, because many parents refuse to vaccinate their children. They would love to vaccinate their daughter, Malky, but at 2 months old, she’s too young. So for another four months, until Malky is… Read More »