By Janet Boyle, The Sunday Post
Hundreds of schoolgirls have experienced adverse reactions to the new cervical cancer jab.
A health watchdog has admitted 1,001 suspected side-effects have been reported since the Gardasil vaccine was introduced into the UK six months ago.
They include cases of girls aged just 12 and 13 suffering seizures, breathing difficulties, joint pain, fatigue and stomach problems.
Parents claim they weren’t warned about the potential dangers of the jab while campaigners have also expressed concern.
However, the authorities insist the vaccine is safe and that the proportion of adverse reaction reports is to be expected.
Jackie Fletcher, of the vaccine support group Jabs, said,
We are not happy with the lack of information given to parents about the safety of this vaccine. It does not allow them to make an informed choice.