A concerned Penangite spotted this banner at a private clinic along Burma Road, openly advertising a vaccine against “women’s cancer”. She called up the clinic and was told the vaccine would be delivered in three doses over a six-month period, RM250 each dose, total RM750. The vaccine is Gardasil (supposed to be a cervical cancer vaccine) and girls as young as nine could receive the vaccine, said the person at the other end of the line.
This Penangite wants to know what the position of the Health Ministry, the Malaysian Medical Council and the Malaysian Medical Association is on such vaccines, especially in the light of concerns and warnings expressed about Gardasil in the United States and Australia.
Check out the folowing reports:
FDA Strengthens Warnings on Gardasil
By JENNIFER CORBETT DOOREN
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday strengthened warnings on Merck & Co.’s Gardasil vaccine about fainting after receiving reports of “traumatic injuries” among some vaccine recipients. Full Wall Street Journal report here.