Skip to comments.Girls to get sex virus vaccine [throughout Europe]
Posted on 06/18/2007 11:36:00 AM PDT by Sleeping Beauty
GIRLS aged 12 are to be vaccinated against a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer under plans to be approved this week by a government committee.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation is expected to recommend that all girls should be given the jab in the first year of secondary school to protect them against the human papilloma virus (HPV).
The committee, which comprises senior health specialists, is also expected to recommend a catchup campaign to vaccinate all girls aged 12-16.
The final decision about who will receive the vaccine, which costs more than £300 for a series of three doses, rests with the Department of Health. However, it is intended the programme should start in September 2008.
Ministers are known to be in favour although vaccinating girls against HPV will cost more than all the other childhood vaccinations put together. By comparison, the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine costs about £12 for two doses.
The committee believes the expense is justified. The vaccine has been shown to be effective if it is administered before girls are sexually active. If all 12-year-olds were immunised, which would cost more than £100m a year, the committee believes death rates from cervical cancer could be slashed. The virus accounts for 70% of cases of the disease.
There may, however, be concerns among parents about children being overloaded with vaccinations. Children already receive at least seven jabs by the age of 12. As with the MMR vaccine, parents would be free to decide whether their children had the HPV jab.
In America, where the jab has been introduced in several states, there has also been criticism from religious groups that the vaccines can encourage girls to have unprotected sex and that it sends out confused messages about when it is right for girls to lose their virginity.
However, Dr Syed Ahmed, a committee member, said: Surveys show the vast majority of parents are in favour of the vaccine. I dont think girls are thinking about cancer when they decide whether or not to have sex. They are more concerned about becoming pregnant or catching chlamydia or gonorrhoea.
The committee also says there is little evidence of any side effects, which are far outweighed by the benefits. Cervical cancer affects about 3,000 British women each year, some of whom can be in their twenties. About 1,000 women die from the disease every year.
Last week a report by the governments Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV gave a warning about the explosion of sexually transmitted diseases in young people.
The report warned that teenagers are having sex at a younger age and are having a higher number of partners.
And according to a study by the United Nations International Childrens Fund, more teenagers in Britain have had sex by the age of 15 than in any other European country. The figures showed 38% of children have had sex by 15 compared with 22% in France and 16% in Spain.
Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Luxembourg and Norway have all recommended that the HPV vaccine is given to girls and young women.
The Australian government has also recommended that all girls are vaccinated from the age of 12.
How about you?
Are you okay with manditory sex-virus vaccinations for your daughters?
Should the government fund vaccinations?
No, but this isn't mandatory.
It will turn them into sluts overnight. /sarc
I have a problem with it too, but I’m not surprised, since Europe has even more nanny-state socialism than we do.
I notice that no one is talking about the negatives of the vaccine like it’s 100% safe. Has anyone listened to the side effects of all the garbage being sold over TV these days? I, for one, have side effects from almost all medications and have to have a child’s dose of anesthesia.
Why not boys too? If an EU boy leaves teh EU to a place where they do not vaccinate the girls, could he not be a vector?
Our Governor (R) tried to get this done here in Texas, and it was stopped COLD.
Here is only one source reporting what happened here in Texas:
No and No and No. There’s been the same kind of talk in this country. Thank God all my granddaughters are over 16. It is part of the demoralizing, dumbing down, border erasing, brainwashing, family smashing and anti-Christian God movement necessary to bring in The New World Order. No tin hat jokes please. Just look around you.
If you read the information on the manufacturer website, the vaccine was tested on girls from 16-25 for less than two years. It only covers 3 of the over 100 strains of HPV. You need to repeat 3 vaccinations every 3 years. There were no fertility tests done on any of the girls and the Pharma has determined that no one after the age of 26 or so should get the vaccination.
Someone is looking to recoup all the money they are losing on the Lipitor and Fosamax lawsuits!
Things that make you go..... Hmmmmmmmmmmmm..........
Perry had to get smacked around a bit by his own legislature.
I am a strong believer in vaccines
I am NOT a strong believer in mandatory
If you home school, it isn't. That's the problem with vaccines -- you can't get your kids into public schools without them once the ball gets rolling.
The best cure for penile human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in a man is using soap to wash his genitiles. That way the females are not going to be infected during sexual contact.
I am making a wide presumption here by predicting that if the governments put ads on the television telling us men to wash everyday and use warm water with soap there would be riots and an immediate overturning of the legislative body.
I believe I read an article here a week or two ago reporting that there had been a number of serious bad reactions to this vaccine, including at least one girl who was permanently crippled by it. I don’t recall all the details, but it sounded like enough to derail any mandatory programs.
But in the modern socialist state, the sexual revolution trumps all.
This vaccine has a potency life of five years.
That's not what the article says - it just says it isn't mandatory.
I’m sure the Taliban, or what’s left of it, find such sex vaccines an offense to Mohammad, the prophet, praise be upon him.
Don’t keep strange company, folks.