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golfgirl said on 01 September 2011

I am a nurse with children of my own. I vaccinate children against serious diseases on a daily basis and also have been involved in immunising against HPV. Very occasionally people do get mild side effects from vaccines that don't last long such as a temperature or sore arm. Young girls are often scared of needles in this age group and occasionally faint this is not a side effect, just a reaction to a given situation. HPV vaccine protects against cancer. Unfortunately if somebody falls ill its all to easy to blame a recent immunisation for the illness. Its just a coincidence - you could just as easily say that because they had a cup of tea that day that the tea caused the illness! Vaccines are rigorously tested and are safe and protect against serious disease. They are also very expensive and costly to the NHS. Why would the DOH waste money on such a programme if people were going to get ill and end up in hospital? My children have and will be immunised to protect them while we are lucky enough in this country to provide free and safe vaccines. Please don't hesitate to get you or your daughters vaccinated.