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We must stop HPV vaccine

It is nothing short of a scandal that the HSE continues to ignore the pleas of Irish parents whose daughters suffered horrific side effects following vaccination with Gardasil, the vaccine the HSE claims is proven to protect against HPV related cervical cancer.

All these parents are asking is for the HSE to stop the vaccination programme going ahead in our secondary schools this year.

Parents say they would never have agreed to the vaccine had they been fully informed about the risks involved.

HPV related cervical cancer is fully preventable (confirmed by the HIQA report) without resorting to this dangerous and unnecessary vaccine.

Theresa Heaney

Mothers Alliance Ireland


Co Cork


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