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Teenage cancer jab plan

8th April 2008

Thousands of Scottish teenage girls are set to receive an injection to protect them from cervical cancer.

Ministers have said that £64m would be spent on the immunisation programme for the Human Papilloma Virus over the next three years with about 180,000 teenagers expected to receive the injection, which they believe has “the potential to save hundreds of lives each year.?

However, the Royal College of Nursing has questioned whether enough money has been allocated to fund the cancer vaccination programme for teenage girls.

 

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