ANTI VAX GROUPS ACCUSED OF EMOTIONAL TERRORISM OVER HPV VACCINE

Anti-vaccination groups are being accused of emotional terrorism by health professionals.

The take-up of the HPV vaccine has fallen as low as 50 percent recently, but is showing some signs of stabilisation.

Close to 100 women die from cervical cancer every year, and 280 women will have to have invasive treatment for the disease.

The schools HPV Vaccine awareness programme is being rolled out this morning, to encourage parents to have their daughters vaccinated.

From a high of 90% uptake for the vaccine, participation rates are as low as 50% in some areas, but that’s now showing some signs of stabilisation.

The HPV vaccine is more than 99% protective against infection with cancer-causing HPV virus types.

But some campaigners believe there’s a link between the vaccine and illnesses experienced by their daughters.

 

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