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£45 shops ‘bribe’ for cervical cancer jab for teenage girls


By Mail On Sunday Reporter
Last updated at 11:09 AM on 14th February 2010

Teenage girls are being rewarded with shopping vouchers for having the cervical cancer jab.

Girls aged 16 to 18 are being given £45 of vouchers if they complete an inoculation course against the HPV virus, the sexually transmitted infection that causes 70 per cent of cervical tumours.

A national campaign to vaccinate girls aged 12 to 18 has been criticised over fears it may encourage promiscuity and raise pregnancy rates, and uptake has been low among girls aged 16 to 18.

Teenage girls are being offered shopping vouchers for having the cervical cancer jab





Now, the £22,500 pilot scheme gives young women Love2shop vouchers if they have three injections. No parental consent is needed.

Bosses at NHS Birmingham East and North, which is carrying out the pilot, said it has ‘real benefits for health’. The project could be rolled out across the country. But campaigners claim the scheme amounts to bribery.

Norman Wells, director of Family And Youth Concern, said the project was ‘a serious misuse of taxpayers’ money’.

One mother, who did not want to be named, said she was ‘appalled’ when her daughter, 17, was offered the ‘unethical’ vouchers.




Some f the comments are good too,

The responsible path to take is to refrain from vaccinations and make the appropriate changes in life to protect yourself. It takes a lot more work to objectively look at our lifestyles and eliminate the harmful aspects of it than to take ineffective, unsafe vaccines. The risk of vaccines far outweigh the risk of disease. Think for yourself and stop being poor misguided sheeple.
- Krista, Newfoundland, Canada, 17/2/2010 14:34
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it is the responsibility of the parent to protect the child.

it is YOUR responsibility to investigate vaccines before allowing them to be given to your child. use your head, don't follow the crowd, the crowd doesn't think it only feels.


waiting for the "3rd wave" scare from h1n1 so they can off their over stock of vaccines.

don't worry, they will be sold and the drug companies bailouts will have been successful.
- john, arvada co, 15/2/2010 18:38


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