Monday, October 29, 2007

Girls to get cervical cancer jabs

The Brits come on-line...I think more time is needed to look for side-effects...

LONDON (Reuters) - All girls aged 12 to 13 in England will be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer, the government said on Friday.

From next autumn, girls will receive three injections at school over six months in a move that could save up to 400 lives each year, the Department of Health said.

Teenagers up to the age 18 will also be vaccinated during a one-off programme lasting two years. The scheme is also expected to be adopted in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

"As a society, we need to do more to prevent disease and not just treat it," Health Secretary Alan Johnson said in a statement.

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