[SaneVax: The Archdiocese of Spain has struck a blow for informed consent regarding HPV vaccinations in Trinidad and Tobago. Every medical consumer in the world needs to follow suit – no disclosure – no vaccine!]
Catholic Church lifts ban on HPV vaccination
By Trinidad Express Newspapers
THE Archdiocese of Port of Spain has rescinded its ban on the provision in schools of a vaccine against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), saying yesterday the Ministry of Health may proceed—under certain conditions.
In a statement yesterday, the Catholic Church said the ministry must provide “full disclosure” about the vaccine to parents, including possible side effects, the period for which the vaccine is effective and which strains of HPV are not covered.
A system must also be introduced to monitor pupils after they receive the vaccine, the Church said.
The Church and its arms, including the Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM), had two weeks ago demanded the vaccines be pulled from schools, saying the side effects may be proven to be serious.
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