Monday 26 September 2016

220 girls suffer 'dire HPV jab side-effects'

Claire Mc Cormack

Published 10/01/2016 | 02:30

There have been complaints of bad side effects from some teenage girls who received a government-approved anti-cervical cancer vaccine Photo: PA
There have been complaints of bad side effects from some teenage girls who received a government-approved anti-cervical cancer vaccine Photo: PA

Another 91 teenage girls claiming to be suffering from acute physical side-effects to a government-approved anti-cervical cancer vaccine have come forward over the last month, a parents' support group says.

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The group, Reactions and Effects of Gardasil Resulting in Extreme Trauma (Regret), now says a total of 220 girls, mostly aged 11-17 years, have become seriously ill since receiving the Gardasil vaccine administered in schools all over the country.

The girls claim to be suffering from chronic fatigue, seizures, constant pain, extreme anxiety, numbness and other side effects.

The vaccine is intended to protect against diseases caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), including pre-cancerous lesions of the female genitals and anus, genital warts, and cervical and anal cancers. Cervical cancer kills up to 100 women each year in Ireland.

Although global studies strongly support the vaccine, Regret says some teachers are now raising concerns, too.

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