18 March 2014
The African Christian Democratic
Party has called for the HPV vaccine roll-out to stop because the long term
effects are not known.
The National department of Health is
rolling out the vaccine to Grade 4 pupils in public schools to prevent cervical
ACDP MP Cheryllyn Dudley said they
are not sure that safety concerns have been adequately investigated.
Dudley said it
is shocking young girls and woman should be used as guinea pigs in this global
experiment. We may only know the full
implications in twenty or thirty years from now.
“It is unacceptable that parents are
expected to accept that this vaccine is in their child’s best interest without
the necessary information needed to make an informed decision” Dudley added.
National Department of Health says the call by the ACDP is unfair because
enough research and safety precaution was taken before the vaccine roll-out
Spokesperson Joe Maila said the HPV is important to prevent cervical
Maila said this
is one of those things that will make sure that we prevent diseases because the
cancers that are caused by the HPV are way too many and kills a lot of woman in
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