Govt refuses cervical-cancer refunds

The Government is refusing to refund hundreds of euro to parents who had their daughters vaccinated against cervical cancer.

Initially the national roll-out of the vaccine was shelved because of the high cost, leading parents to book private appointments to have their daughters vaccinated.

A U-turn was recently announced by Minister Mary Harney. The vaccine will now be rolled out by the summer after the cost was cut from €16m a year to €3m.

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