By Denice Barnes
21 January 2011
MOTHER of three Lyndsey Bourne has a message for young women – investigate before you vaccinate.
Ms Bourne, of Erina, suffers chronic fatigue syndrome and is convinced her condition is a reaction to Gardasil, a vaccination against cervical cancer.
The vaccination, an Australian first, was designed to protect against the second biggest cause of female deaths from cancer and is available free to women under 26.
The government has funded the national program in which millions of women and young girls have been vaccinated over the past five years.