UK Daily Mail
Monday, February 15th, 2010
Teenage girls are being rewarded with shopping vouchers for having the cervical cancer jab.
Girls aged 16 to 18 are being given £45 of vouchers if they complete an inoculation course against the HPV virus, the sexually transmitted infection that causes 70 per cent of cervical tumours.
A national campaign to vaccinate girls aged 12 to 18 has been criticised over fears it may encourage promiscuity and raise pregnancy rates, and uptake has been low among girls aged 16 to 18.
Now, the £22,500 pilot scheme gives young women Love2shop vouchers if they have three injections. No parental consent is needed.
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