Monday, January 22, 2007

Islanders going on their own with Gardasil

Look for the Gardasil debate to heat up this year. While the medical benefits of this product seem very clear, the questions of who is going to cover it and if it should be a required vaccination remain largely unanswered.

From CBC News:
Many Prince Edward Islanders aren't waiting for the provincial government to start paying for Gardasil, a vaccine approved by Health Canada last year to help in the fight against cervical cancer.

The Department of Health would like Gardasil added to the vaccines covered by the province, but it has been waiting for recommendations from two national committees on who should get it and at what age, and whether governments should cover the cost. ...more

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