By: Adam Morris, Health Reporter 2 October 2010 HUNDREDS of teenage girls in the Lothians who left school early are missing out on a potentially live-saving jab.While the uptake of the HPV vaccine – which guards against the main causes of cervical cancer – in schools is good, for those who have left at 16 […]
Pregnant Women to be Vaccinated Against Flu for the First Time
By: Rebecca Smith, Telegraph 30 September 2010 All pregnant women are to be offered the seasonal flu vaccine for the first time this winter as they were one of the groups hardest hit by the swine flu pandemic. The H1N1 swine flu strain is expected to be the predominant strain of flu circulating this year […]
Health Bosses Under Fire Over Jabs: Lack of Publicity About Side-Effects of Cervical Cancer Vaccine Branded 'Unacceptable'
By: Gillian Duncan 27 September 2010 Health chiefs have been accused of failing to properly publicise the side-effects of the cervical cancer vaccine. More than 400 pupils have suffered adverse reactions to the Cervarix jabs since the programme began in Scotland two years ago. About a fifth of the reactions were deemed “serious” – but […]
Is the UK's HPV Vaccination Programme Unethical and/or Unlawful?
By: Charles Foster, Oxford 12 September 2010 A colleague recently emailed me. Her daughter, just turned 12, had come back from school bearing an information leaflet about HPV vaccination with the Glaxo Cervarix vaccine, and a consent form for the parent to sign. The consent form nodded inelegantly to Gillick, asserting that ‘[t]he decision to […]
MMR campaigner from Warrington wins 90,000 pound payment
BBC News 29 August 2010 The mother of a Cheshire teenager who was left severely brain damaged by the MMR vaccine has won a compensation award from the government. Robert Fletcher, 18, from Warrington, suffered a fit 10 days after he had the vaccination when he was 13 months old. His mother Jackie received the […]