THE FEDERAL HPV VACCINATION PROGRAMME

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THE FEDERAL HPV VACCINATION PROGRAMME

THE FEDERAL HPV VACCINATION PROGRAMME

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There are a number of ethical issues that arise in provision of healthcare services.  Although most of the healthcare initiatives are meant to help the targeted population overcome health problems they are encountering, provision of these services has always been ridden with ethical controversies.  One of the recent healthcare initiatives that have been surrounded by a lot of controversy is Federal HPV Vaccination programme. This programme was meant to inoculate all girls between the age of 12 and 26 to protect them against HPV that causes cervical cancer and genital warts.  However, there are different ethical issues that arose in the course of implementation of the school-based programme. It was argued that the program was implemented as a result of increased advertisement by the pharmaceutical companies about the effectiveness of the Gardasil vaccine while there was no scientific report that backed the effectiveness of the vaccine. This was considered as unwarranted response to moral issues because there was no enough evidence