A Kerry councillor has expressed concerns over the safety of a vaccine for cervical cancer.
Cllr John Joe Culloty raised the matter at Kerry County Council and the HSE South Forum in the past week. He says he has been contacted by families who say their daughters who have had adverse reactions to the Anti-Cervical HPV Gardasil Vaccine. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women and around 300 women are diagnosed in Ireland every year. The HSE says that Gardasil has been administered to 72 million people worldwide and that a recent review found the vaccine to generally safe and well tolerated. Cllr Culloty says the concerns of young women who have had the vaccine must be addressed: