HPV Vaccine (Cervical Cancer)

Before you vaccinate ask:

  • Does my child really need this vaccination?
  • Is my child well enough to have this vaccine?
  • Has my child had a bad reaction to a vaccination before?
  • Does my child or family have a history of:
    Vaccine reactions? Convulsions? Neurological disorders? 
    Allergies (asthma, antibiotics)? Immune system problems?
  • Do I have full information on the vaccine's side effects?
  • Do I know how to identify a vaccine reaction?
  • Do I know how and why my doctor should report a vaccine reaction?
  • Do I know the vaccine's name and batch number?
  • Do I know what chemicals and biological agents are in the vaccine?
  • Make informed vaccine decisions and help prevent vaccine reactions!

Cervarix HPV Summary of Product Characteristics


GSK Cervarix HPV Product Information Leaflet


Merck's Gardasil HPV Product Information Leaflet 


UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

The “Suspected Adverse Reaction Analysis” on the CERVARIX Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, updated by the UK MHRA on 1st July 2010, outlines 4,445 reports and 9,673 suspected reactions. The details are summarised here in the link below:


US National Vaccine Information Center: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines and disease


The New England Journal of Medicine


Human Papillomavirus Vaccination — Reasons for Caution

Charlotte J. Haug, M.D., Ph.D.

N Engl J Med 2008; 359:861-862August 21, 2008DOI: 10.1056/NEJMe0804638

Parliamentary debate raised by Crispin Blunt MP, Reigate 13th May 2009


Daily Mail, 5th April 2009: How safe is the cervical cancer jab? Five teenagers reveal their alarming stories



JABS UK HPV VaccinationBriefing Note - October 2017


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