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EU INVESTIGATES CONCERNS AROUND CERVICAL CANCER VACCINE

Category : Mairead McGuinness

A review of the HPV vaccine for cervical cancer is to take place in Europe arising from concerns about possible side effects among young women, Mairead McGuinness, Fine Gael MEP and Vice-President of the European Parliament has said today (Monday) following confirmation she received from EU Health Commissioner Andriukaitis.

The MEP who is leading Europe’s review of medical devices for the EPP, the largest political grouping in the European Parliament, took action following reports in Ireland of young girls experiencing a range of symptoms following administration of the vaccine. She said similar reports have emerged from other member states, in particular Denmark.

“The review being carried out by the European Medicines Agency, will look at available data with a focus on rare reports of two conditions, complex regional pain syndrome and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome associated with heart rate increase,” the MEP said.

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