UK: Muslim girls may miss out on cervical cancer immunisation

Muslim girls will be excluded from a national vaccination scheme against cervical cancer because it clashes with the holy month of Ramadan, religious leaders are warning.

The HPV immunisation programme launches in England today but there are concerns that Muslim girls will be unable to have their vaccinations during the festival for religious reasons.

School nurses will vaccinate 12 to 13-year-olds this month, followed by a second dose in October and a third in May.

Some primary care trusts are arranging alternative dates but it is feared that PCTs in areas where Muslims make up around a third of those eligible for the injection will still struggle to hit local targets.

Lancashire Council of Mosques has sent a letter to chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson outlining its concerns.

Chair Abdul Hamid Qureshi wrote: "We would like to know what provision, if any, will be made to ensure a high uptake in the Muslim community, given there is already huge suspicion of the state."

Vaccination schedule

Imran Choudhury, specialist public health registrar at Blackburn with Darwen PCT, said vaccination sessions at predominantly Muslim schools would start after Ramadan.

Luton PCT assistant public health director Kelly O'Neill said the vaccination programme would be a "struggle".


Source: Health Service Journal (English), h/t Europe News


FreeSpeech said...

Is vaccination halal? After all, it was not in the Quran.

Anonymous said...

No. They're being injected with kuffar HPV. Plus it's a conspiracy to render them infertile just like the polio vaccine.

Actually Gardasil is a scam of the greatest sort. They've mandated it in many states in the US. I own the great distinction of having been the first recorded case of PID with no underlying infection of any sort. 3 specialists were absolutely baffled by my case, as there was no medical precedent for it. Then a few months later, as millions of girls got vaccinated against HPV, thousands of white, 12-year-old, upper-middle-class girls came down with PID with no underlying infection. They have yet to update Gardsil with a warning that it can cause PID, which it most certainly can.

Also, HPV does not cause cancer. I didn't know this and bought the party line when I did all three rounds of Gardasil, but per the pathology of cancer it cannot be caused by a virus. Yes, both cancer and HPV can cause cellular changes, but that, plus the fact that the incidence of both is higher in women who have a weakened immune system, are the extent of any link between the two. It makes perfect sense that women with HPV would be more likely to get cancer, since everyone has HPV at some point in their lives, but 99.9% of the time the body fights it off and develops an immunity, just as the odds of having no cellular changes is nearly impossible, but the body typically repairs itself and does not allow the cancer to grow. Makes the Vioxx scam look cute and innocent, doesn't it?