HPV vaccine campaign struggles

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Low Ontario uptake rate "a huge disappointment," says expert

National Review of Medicine DECEMBER 15, 2007 VOLUME 4 NO. 20

By Owen Dyer

The campaign to inoculate Canadian schoolgirls against human papilloma virus (HPV) has been struck by a wave of adverse reactions. But it's not fever or fainting that's perplexing public health officials in Ontario - the vaccine Gardasil seems to be admirably safe - rather it's a rash of parental refusals that is leaving many districts trailing far behind their targets.  Read the complete article.