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HPV claims trigger health debate

Campaigners want gov't to 'look into' allegations

The health department says it has 'no plans' to formally review claims made about the safety of HPV vaccines.

Campaigners have called on government to look into allegations surrounding the jab, which is offered to all school girls aged 12 and 13.

Former government healthcare advisor Courtenay Heading claims two local girls have suffered serious side effects as a consequence of the vaccine.

The claims have yet to be verified.

A public meeting in Douglas yesterday saw residents and politicians debating the purported risks of routine vaccinations.

These attendees at yesterday's meeting were skeptical.

The Department of Health and Social Care says it 'keeps all of [its] processes under review and keeps a close eye on developments in other jurisdictions'.

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