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Leaders' Questions (28 Jun 2017)

Leo Varadkar: ...help and medical intervention, receiving a false diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease. We have seen similar issues arise with people who are very sick but attribute the cause of their illness to the HPV vaccine, or with people who have autism who may attribute the cause of their real illness to a cause that has not been established such as, for example, the MMR vaccine. This is an area...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (21 Jun 2017)

Simon Harris: ...the benefits of vaccines outweigh the known side effects. I am very disappointed that the uptake of certain vaccines, which have been the subject of recent campaigns, has dropped. Most notably HPV vaccine uptake rates have fallen from 87% in 2014/15 to 72% in 2015/16. This is a very serious development as a large number of girls are now at risk of developing cervical cancer later in...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (20 Jun 2017) See 4 other results from this answer

Brendan Ryan: 1182. To ask the Minister for Health if all patient information leaflets published by the HSE regarding the HPV vaccine gardasil contain all known side effects; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27204/17]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (20 Jun 2017) See 8 other results from this answer

Billy Kelleher: 1250. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to instil public confidence in the national immunisation programme for HPV; his further plans to use mass media campaigns to encourage better take up of this vaccine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27595/17]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cancer Screening Programmes (1 Jun 2017)

Simon Harris: In 2015, the HSE's National Screening Service (NSS) requested that HIQA carry out a health technology assessment (HTA) into the clinical and cost effectiveness of using human papillomavirus (HPV) testing as the primary screening method for prevention of cervical cancer. The primary screening method currently used by CervicalCheck is liquid based cytology, with HPV testing as a secondary...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: National Cancer Registry Board: Chairperson Designate (31 May 2017) See 3 other results from this debate

...as a matter of urgency. Approximately 40% of cancers can be attributed to lifestyle factors so we have to focus heavily on cancer prevention, good examples being the Healthy Ireland initiative and HPV vaccination. Second, we have to stress the importance of early diagnosis, screening, direct access to diagnostics for GPs and a net increase in the capacity of the health care system to...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (31 May 2017) See 1 other result from this answer

Mary Butler: 210. To ask the Minister for Health his views on reports that some persons that receive the HPV Gardasil vaccine are reporting serious side effects; his further views on the number of girls withdrawing from the vaccine programme; and if he will commission a study into these reported cases [26109/17]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Vaccination Programme Data (24 May 2017)

Fiona O'Loughlin: 205. To ask the Minister for Health the uptake in the HPV vaccine by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24827/17]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Engagement with Mr. Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety (23 May 2017)

Kate O'Connell: ...-vaccine agenda. It has caused a lot of damage. I am sure the witness is aware of our falling vaccination rates, from about 95% for the MMR down to about 92% now. We have a huge issue with our HPV vaccine rates in Ireland. Can the witness, given the EU context, give us any advice on how to counteract that? Are we in Ireland specifically exposed to this sort of "fake news", for want of...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (23 May 2017)

Tony McLoughlin: ...his views on whether an independent agency is required to undertake studies on the content of contaminating DNA and RNA retroviruses and metal toxicants and other potential contaminants in the HPV vaccines; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23979/17]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (23 May 2017) See 7 other results from this answer

Clare Daly: 444. To ask the Minister for Health if he will establish an expert medical group on the HPV vaccination along the lines of the previous group established in November 1977 on the whooping cough vaccination. [24144/17]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Vaccination Programme: Discussion (11 May 2017) See 13 other results from this debate

..., which offers vaccination against 13 infectious diseases, and the schools immunisation programme, SIP, which offers booster immunisations to all children and the important cancer-preventing HPV vaccine to girls. In addition the HSE, through GPs and pharmacies, provides seasonal influenza vaccine and pneumococcal vaccines for people aged 65 years and older and those in medically at-risk...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medicinal Products Regulation (10 May 2017)

Simon Harris: As I stated in my previous response, there is no scientific evidence that the HPV vaccine causes any long-term illness. The safety of all medicines, including vaccines, is not a trivial matter and there are robust regulatory and monitoring systems in place at both EU and national level to ensure that the medicines we use are safe and effective. The Health Products Regulatory Authority...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (9 May 2017) See 1 other result from this answer

Seán Barrett: 473. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the fact that if he is concerned that some girls who received the HPV gardasil vaccine appear to have had serious side effects, and if he will have this matter examined. [21978/17]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (3 May 2017) See 1 other result from this answer

Maureen O'Sullivan: 256. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the severe symptoms suffered by more than 100 girls that received the HPV vaccine; if he will meet the group representing these girls; and the steps he will take to establish the cause of their symptoms [21047/17]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (2 May 2017) See 2 other results from this answer

John McGuinness: ...to investigate the claims by over 300 girls that they all have a common list of complaints; if he will consider the options to provide meaningful intervention to restore these girls to their pre HPV vaccine health; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19358/17]

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