October 7, 2009
MUMS are fighting back over the controversial cervical cancer jab being dished out to young Scots schoolgirls.
There are increasing concerns over the drug following the death of 14-year-old Natalie Morton last week just an HOUR after receiving the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccine Cervarix.
A post mortem revealed her death was down to an underlying medical condition – a malignant tumour of the chest.
But yesterday we told how 18-year-old Stacey Jones suffered brain damage just days after receiving the jab, with her family fearing the vaccine may have been the cause.
Feature writer SHELLEY MATHESON spoke to two concerned mums who have said ‘no’ to immunisation…
WORRIED mum Kirstene Glynn was appalled when she began researching the HPV vaccine Cervarix.
The 33-year-old, from Musselburgh, East Lothian, was already wary of letting eldest daughter Hayley, 15, receive the new cancer drug.
Kirstene, who works as a carer, was concerned that not enough was known about the possible side effects.
She spent hours trawling the internet conducting her own research and was so horrified by what she found, she begged Hayley not to be immunised.
Kirstene said: “Hayley was meant to have the jag two weeks ago but she never got it.
“This was because of all the adverse side-effects we’re NOT being told about by the Government, ones I’m having to find out about on the internet.
“Hayley’s 15-and-a-half and she’s old enough to make that decision.
“She had a look at the evidence for herself and was upset by the things she found.
“She made her own decision, she just turned round and said ‘Nope’.