Teachers and parents hold protest in Cork calling for a suspension of HPV vaccine programme

Teachers and parents hold protest in Cork calling for a suspension of HPV vaccine programme

Parents and teachers calling for a suspension of the Gardasil vaccine programme staged a protest at the Clayton Hotel Silversprings to coincide with the Teachers' Union of Ireland's annual congress.

"Our girl got the vaccination and for four years we were around in the wilderness going from doctor to doctor with these supposed allergies and food intolerances.

"In December 2015, four years after her first vaccine, she had a seizure. Last June she did her Leaving Cert and got another seizure and ended up in Mullingar hospital."

Lisa has been diagnosed with epilepsy, but Mr Wynne believes that her illnesses all stem from the vaccine. He is calling on Minister Simon Harris to meet with girls like Lisa, and take their opinions on board.

"I'm not for or against vaccines, I'm for information being provided and informed choice," he says.

"I believe that Minister Harris needs to meet the girls directly and they need to express their views. 

"Whether it is a coincidence or if it isn't a coincidence they still need to be looked after and repaired and see how can they get back to college and get on with their lives."

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