The Spanish Paediatric Association, along with the Canarian Association of Vaccinology Nurses, has urged parents to ensure their children are vaccinated against measles. The call comes as rates shoot up in several parts of the world, including in Spain but especially the USA, as anti-vac groups attack scientists and doctors with misinformation and intimidation campaigns, particularly in social media and especially Facebook (see THIS article from yesterday’s Guardian which is sobering reading).

The Spanish Paediatric Association has a dedicated website HERE and there’s a page on the vaccination calendar HERE: I’ve also reproduced the calendar itself below. I’ve shut off comments to this post because I am not going to be subjected once again to any threats or abuse on a vaccination post, but please understand that measles is a killer and the science is clear and indisputable. The Canarian Vaccine Nurses Association says that groups most at risk are children under a year old and healthcare workers (and teachers) in continuous contact with those who could be or are infected.

The Brexit post: summary of latest chaos

The Brexit post: summary of latest chaos

Updated 10 September: I normally only update this post when there is firm information or an announcement, but with 51 days to Brexit, I thought a summary might be welcomed. We are hopefully at maximum chaos with calmer waters to come, but I wouldn’t bet on it. As of...

This weekend in Tenerife

This weekend in Tenerife

Updated 29 August: This weekend has a couple of fiestas in south Tenerife and a couple of very popular cultural events in north Tenerife. For tomorrow until Sunday, there is the Bavarian week and Oktoberfest in Puerto de la Cruz and the Pinolere ethnographic village...

New British ambassador arrives in Spain

New British ambassador arrives in Spain

Updated 22 August 2019: Hugh Elliott, a member of the UK’s Diplomatic Service since 1989, succeeds Simon Manley as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Spain and non-resident Ambassador to Andorra. The Ambassador takes up this new role having previously been Director of...

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