BREAKING: Japan's Health Minister Withdraws Cervical Vaccine Recommendation

From: Eileen Dannemann <[email protected]>
Date: June 15, 2013 9:51:34 AM PDT (CA)
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Subject: BREAKING NEWS: (Japan) June 2013 Health Minister Withdraws Cervical Vaccine Recommendation

(Japan) June 2013 Health Minister Withdraws Cervical Vaccine Recommendation

The health ministry decided June 14 to withdraw its recommendation for a vaccination to protect girls against cervical cancer after hundreds complained about possible side effects, including long-term pain and numbness.
It is rare for the ministry to withdraw a recommendation for a vaccine that is used regularly by local governments and is spelled out in a law. Girls can still receive the vaccination for free, although medical institutions must now inform them beforehand that the ministry does not recommend it.
Best regards,
Eileen Dannemann
Director,  National Coalition of Organized Women
319 855-0307

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