Does Canada Need a HPV Vaccine? Recent allocation of federal dollars for vaccine program raises questions

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From: The Epoch Times

Health Canada 's approval last July of a vaccine that protects women from a common from of cervical cancer may have been premature, say experts.

Canada's record for treatment of cervical cancer is adequate, they say, and fast-tracking Gardasil, a vaccine for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), isn't the way to go. $300 million has been allotted to the vaccine program from the recent federal budget.

But health professionals are questioning the necessity of a HPV vaccine in countries like Canada , which have successful comprehensive cervical screening programs.

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04/19/07