Girls born in 2000 to get free vaccine against cervical cancer

National vaccination campaign against cervical cancer to target all of Malta's 12-year-old girls.

As part of a national vaccination campaign, 12-year-old girls can now be protected against cervical cancer.

The Health Department explained that the process was on hold due to an appeal which was lodged by one of the competitors.

The appeals process has now been concluded and the decision taken by Health Department was upheld.

"This means that the procurement process will now continue and in the coming weeks  all girls born in the year 2000 will start to be called to avail themselves of this vaccine being offered for free by the Government of Malta," it added.

As one of the national priorities, Cervical Cancer consequences, screening and prevention have been outlined in The National Sexual Health Policy and the National Cancer Plan.

A full Health Technology Assessment was performed in 2011 with a view to introduce a national programme of HPV vaccination.

In addition with the introduction of a national HPV vaccination campaign, in 2012, a target of a one-year cohort of girls was chosen. This one-year cohort was selected from the age group of 11-16 year old girl population.

The two vaccines licensed for use in Europe, Cervarix® and Gardasil® protect against the two types of HPV, types 16 and 18, which cause about 70% of cervical cancers.

The health department explained that they do not cure existing infections, so they should be given to girls before they become sexually active.

"HPV vaccines offer the greatest health benefits to individuals who receive all three doses before having any type of sexual activity," the department said.

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Dear mr/mrs dcol, thank God your daughter is not being forced to. This obsession with vaccinations and swallowing medicines does really not make any senseat all. We should all first live a healthy life through the foods we eat and staying active then try to suppress disease symptoms with medicine.
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The intention is good but are we following the herd? "But Dr. Diane Harper, a professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, says the vaccine is being way oversold. That's pretty striking, because Harper worked on studies that got the vaccines approved. And she has accepted grants from the manufacturers, although she says she doesn't any longer. Harper changed her mind when the vaccine makers started lobbying state legislatures to require schoolkids to get vaccinated. "Ninety-five percent of women who are infected with HPV never, ever get cervical cancer," she says. "It seemed very odd to be mandating something for which 95 percent of infections never amount to anything." Read more at http://www.npr.org/2011/09/19/140543977/hpv-vaccine-the-science-behind-the-controversy If my daughter was of that age I would never let her get vaccinated. ONe of the lead doctors/scientists that developed the vaccines gave a conference to alarm the people about the risks of the vaccines because in her own words she was finding it difficult to sleep knowing that the risk is much greater than the benefit. Cervical cancer occurance is so small that vaccinating millions of girls will created vast harm the these girls and outways any benefit there may be.
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The intention is good but are we following the herd? "But Dr. Diane Harper, a professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, says the vaccine is being way oversold. That's pretty striking, because Harper worked on studies that got the vaccines approved. And she has accepted grants from the manufacturers, although she says she doesn't any longer. Harper changed her mind when the vaccine makers started lobbying state legislatures to require schoolkids to get vaccinated. "Ninety-five percent of women who are infected with HPV never, ever get cervical cancer," she says. "It seemed very odd to be mandating something for which 95 percent of infections never amount to anything." Read more at http://www.npr.org/2011/09/19/140543977/hpv-vaccine-the-science-behind-the-controversy If my daughter was of that age I would never let her get vaccinated. ONe of the lead doctors/scientists that developed the vaccines gave a conference to alarm the people about the risks of the vaccines because in her own words she was finding it difficult to sleep knowing that the risk is much greater than the benefit. Cervical cancer occurance is so small that vaccinating millions of girls will created vast harm the these girls and outways any benefit there may be.
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The truth about these vaccines may lie somewhere between the face-value of this report and the intracacies elaborated here: http://www.naturalnews.com/GoogleSearchResults.html?q=Cervarix+Gardasil&cx=010579349100583850635%3Aw_kzwe9_yca&cof=FORID%3A11&ie=UTF-8&siteurl=http%3A%2F%2Fnaturalnews.com%2F&sa.x=54&sa.y=9
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My older girl was born in 1998 and just because some bureaucrat in the health dept decided that the vaccinated girls should be 12 years old, I have to pay hundreds of euro to vaccinate her. I know the vaccinations are given to girls who are presumed to be still sexually inactive but I wonder how one can deduce that 14 -15 year old females are all sexually active. It may be just another exercise in cost reduction and subsidising the private health sector.
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My older girl was born in 1998 and just because some bureaucrat in the health dept decided that the vaccinated girls should be 12 years old, I have to pay hundreds of euro to vaccinate her. I know the vaccinations are given to girls who are presumed to be still sexually inactive but I wonder how one can deduce that 14 -15 year old females are all sexually active. It may be just another exercise in cost reduction and subsidising the private health sector.