n South African Medical Journal - HPV vaccine : why the rush? : correspondence

Volume 104, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



It was disconcerting, not to say frightening, to see that at the time of writing, only weeks after the launch of the national campaign of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination of grade 4 girls in South African (SA) public schools, a number of countries had put a moratorium on HPV vaccines. The Japanese government has done so more recently. Austria has rejected the inclusion of HPV in its vaccination schedule. The Green Party MPs at the European Parliament are preparing to call for a moratorium in France.

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