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Many Aussie Schoolgirls Opt Out Of Free Gardasil Shots

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

NSW Health reports more than 40,000 teenage girls have opted out of New South Wales's program to vaccinate all schoolgirls against cervical cancer for free. The program offers CSL's Gardasil, which protects against the human papillomavirus that causes most cervical cancer. The agency said 133,395 schoolgirls participated even though the regimen required three doses. The parents of the girls who refused to enroll in the program are believed to fear the shots would encourage promiscuity. (Click here for more



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