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Cancer vaccine rally organised

Posted on November 14, 2008 at 04:29 PM

The vote this week in the Dáil, which effectively culled any hopes of the introduction of a cervical cancer vaccination being introduced, was disgraceful.

It is incomprehensible that the Government and Minister Harney would announce such a programme only to snatch it away again. If there was a will there would be a way to find the costs which are between €7 and €10million out of the €16billion health budget.

All week I have listened to Mary Harney speak from both sides of her mouth on this and the constant push for screening is disingenuous, screening and the vaccine must go hand in hand.

I am very disappointed in the Government for letting our daughters down. Shame on them.

Jan O'Sullivan
Spokesperson on Health

Details of weekend rally

A rally has been organised tomorrow (Saturday, November 15th) in Dublin meeting at the Spire at 2pm which will be followed by a public meeting in the Teachers' Club on Parnell Square at 3.30pm.

If you feel strongly about this please attend the demo and contact your local TD and tell them how you feel about it. If you are on Facebook, there is now a group dedicated to campaigning on this issue.

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