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HPV vaccine to dramatically cut cancer rates

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What if parents dont agree about having their child vaccinated?

UK Research has found that the HPV vaccine can cut cervical cancer rates by 90%. The vaccine is routinely offered to 12 and 13-year-olds in the UK, but those who miss it are still eligible to receive their jab until they turn 25.

In 2019 the UK's immunisation programme was expanded to cover all teenagers. A newer vaccine, Gardasil, was introduced in 2012. It is said by the NHS to protect against nine strains of HPV which cause cervical cancers, as well as genital warts and cancers of the neck, head, anus and genitals.

A study, published in the Lancet, looked at what happened after the vaccine was introduced for girls in England in 2008. Those pupils are now adults in their 20’s. The study showed a reduction in both pre-cancerous growths and an 87% reduction in cervical cancer. The reductions were less dramatic when older teenagers were immunised as part of a catch-up campaign. This is because fewer older teenagers decided to have the jab and they may already have been sexually active. Overall, the study estimated the HPV programme has prevented about 450 cervical cancers and 17,200 pre-cancers.

Currently women who have been vaccinated against HPV still need to be screened for cervical cancer because HPV vaccines do not protect against all HPV types that can cause cancer. Women who have been vaccinated are advised to follow the same screening recommendations as unvaccinated women. There could however be future changes in screening recommendations for vaccinated women.

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    • HPV Vaccine causing PoTs - Postural tachycardia syndrome Jaine Greggory-Travis
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    Dear Sirs,

    My 16 year daughter was diagnosed with PoTs in 2022 after suffering with migraines, fatigue, depression, difficulty walking and getting out of bed for the last couple of years.

    My daughter missed a lot of school before eventually being diagnosed and it wasn't until she joined a PoTs group/groups - mostly based in the USA that she has realised that a lot of teenagers are all having the same symptoms after receiving the HPV vaccine.

    Had we been given the potential side effects, my daughter would never of have this vaccine (my sister/her aunt had recently died from cancer so at the time, I would have done anything to protect her from dying of this horrible disease)

    There are lawsuits being filed in the US and I wondered if you we're potentially looking into any claims such as ours.

    To watch a healthy, happy child turn into a recluse because she cannot go out with friends as walking to fast or too far hurts her legs, she gets breathless and has heart palpitations is just awful to watch.

    Any advice or help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

    Kind regards 

    Jaine Greggory-Travis

    Response from Stephensons

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