Get the vac­cine

The Dominion Post - - Opinion -

I was sur­prised at the num­ber of Pakeha fam­i­lies who are re­ject­ing the Gar­dasil vac­cine (March 30).

My grand­mother ex­pe­ri­enced a very long and ex­tremely ag­o­nis­ing death back in 1959 due to cer­vi­cal cancer be­fore re­li­able smear tests, treat­ment, ef­fec­tive pal­lia­tive care or any type of vac­cine was avail­able to women.

If this vac­cine can pre­vent other women suf­fer­ing a sim­i­lar fate, then peo­ple should con­sider get­ting the vac­cine. If I had been a par­ent, I would have def­i­nitely in­sisted that my chil­dren re­ceived this vac­cine. ME­GAN BARBER John­sonville

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