Slow uptake of children’s flu vaccine

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UL Hospitals Group chief executive Colette CowanPARENTS in Limerick are not having their children vaccinated against the flu in the numbers that were expected.According to local family doctors, the take-up of the free, painless vaccine – which is administered by nasal spray – has been very disappointing.Meanwhile, it has emerged that just over half of healthcare workers in the University of Limerick Hospitals Group have availed of the flu vaccine while six in ten community healthcare workers have been vaccinated.Hospitals Group chief executive Professor Colette Cowan confirmed that 51 per cent of the healthcare workers in its six hospitals have been vaccinated.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is the highest flu vaccine uptake ever recorded by the hospitals. The UL Hospitals Group is actively working towards the national target of 75 per cent vaccination for healthcare workers,” Prof Cowan added.The numbers indicate that there has been  a 120 per cent increase on the same five week vaccination period in 2019.In answer to a query from the Limerick Post, the HSE said it does not have data on the uptake of the new children’s vaccine but said that 600,000 doses of nasal flu vaccine have been procured so far this year.“All sites that placed an order for the vaccine received their first delivery by the October 9. To date, more than 75 per cent of the vaccine has been distributed to GPs and pharmacies for administration to children between two and 12 years of age,” a HSE spokesman explained.“As of November 18, at least 122,000 doses of the children’s vaccine have been given.“With less than three weeks left of the school term and understanding the challenging circumstances schools find themselves with Covid protocols and limited space for vaccinations, it is not possible to provide the flu vaccine in schools this year,” the spokesman added.At a meeting of the Health Forum West last week, Chief Officer for HSE Mid West Community Healthcare Maria Bridgeman, said that 60 per cent of heath care workers in the region have been vaccinated.“Clinics are on-going across the area and the figure of 60 per cent uptake is expected to increase in the weeks ahead,” she said. Facebook Previous articleFamily hoping inquiry will reopen Bunratty death investigationNext articleAnn & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 35 | Big news hidden in plain sight Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Advertisement Johnson and Johnson lead the way with vaccine candidate for COVID-19 WhatsApp Measles outbreak team in city TAGSvaccine Printcenter_img Linkedin No vaccines in Limerick yet Email Measles cases increase More measles cases in Limerick NewsHealthSlow uptake of children’s flu vaccineBy Bernie English – December 4, 2020 342 Under-40s need measles vaccine as cases climb Twitterlast_img read more

JCA to host artist’s reception, digital photograph talk

first_imgPhotographer Bob Corley’s digital artwork is on display now at the Johnson Center for the Arts. Corley will be the guest at an artist’s reception and talk this Thursday. Skip Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories Published 6:15 pm Tuesday, November 17, 2020 James leaves worldwide legacy The death of Bishop S.D. James, chief executive officer of the S.D. James Evangelistic Association in Banks, brought sadness to… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Capturing an image is merely a starting point on a journey of exploration to look beyond the photograph, Corley said. “A digital camera is my sketch book, a computer and editing software,are my canvas and paints.” The images that Corley captures and then “digitally paints” range from two men at breakfast in a Fairhope café, to rush hour pedestrian traffic to oranges, strawberries and window shutters.Corley’s work has been shown in juried shows and galleries in Montgomery, Auburn, Clanton and Atlanta. Most recently, several of his digital paintings were exhibited at the Photographic Days of Selma, an international celebration of photography.The public is invited to view his work at the artist’s reception from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the Johnson Center for the Arts. Campbell said Corley’s “Beyond the Photograph” features 15 pieces of his artwork in the Kirk Gallery. The exhibit offers a captivating look at photography as the artist sees it in the digital age.“Bob’s work is very personal,” Campbell said. “He captures people and places that are important to him. His wife is of Greek ancestry and one of his images includes her family and also images of her ancestors.”Corley began his career in the arts in traditional photography. However, in 2017, he shifted his focus from traditional photographic images to what he describes as “digital painting, which, he said, is “combining photographic skills with editing techniques.”“Photography has been recognized as fine art for more than a century,” Corley said. “The introduction of digital cameras and editing software had an impact similar to the introduction of color film and smaller cameras, opening up a new world for photographers limited only by their imagination.” You Might Like Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Johnson Center for the Arts will host an artist’s reception for photographer and Troy native Bob Corley from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday. The public is invited to view Corley’s “Beyond the Photograph” exhibition and to learn more about “digital photography” during the Artist’s Talk.”Masks and social distancing are required. Light refreshments will be served.Brenda Campbell, JCA director, said the JCA is excited and honored to welcome a homegrown artist to the Johnson Center. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits JCA to host artist’s reception, digital photograph talk By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen “Bob is the son of the late Louis and Lorraine Corley and his brother Buck and his wife, Jane, live here,” Campbell said. An interesting footnote to Bob Corley is that his dad was the City of Troy post master and retired from the building that now houses the Johnson Center for the Arts.So, the artist’s reception for Bob Corley will be a “home coming” in two different ways. Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Lipid content and composition of three species of Antarctic fish in relation to buoyancy

The lipip content and composition of various tissues from three species of nototheniid fish from McMurdo Sound, Antarctic have been examined in relation to their habitat and buoyancy. The pelagic midwater Dissostichus mawsoni is neutrally buoyant. It is rich in lipid which is located subcutaneously, as adipose tissue associated intimately with white muscle, and as lipid droplets within the cells of various tissues. White muscle, red muscle and liver are particularly lipid-rich, although the liver is not positively buoyant. The amount of lipid stored in the white muscle increases towards the centre of buoyancy of the fish. These deposits are documented at the anatomical, histological and ultrastructural levels. Tissues of Pagothenia borchgrevinki contain less lipid than D. mawsoni, but liver, red muscle and white muscle are still very rich in lipid. This species is cryopelagic, that is it spends most of the time in the water column just beneath the surface ice layer. It is not neutrally buoyant, but has a low weight in seawater. The tissues of the benthic Trematomus bernacchii contain only normal levels of lipid. The lipid class compositions of all three species are dominated by triacylglycerol, particularly when lipid contents are high. Serum lipids are an exception in containing high levels of the transport lipid sterol ester. The reason why Antarctic fish use triacylglycerols for buoyancy rather than was esters (as used by many myctophids) or squalene (as used by some sharks) is unclear. read more