BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 20 August 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1364

Parents of Irish teenage girls pay for cervical cancer jab: Parents of girls excluded from the immunisation programme against human papillomavirus infection in Ireland are paying about €600 (£475; $880) to have their daughters vaccinated. Budgetary constraints meant that the Irish health minister decided not to fund a recommended catch-up immunisation programme for 13-15 year olds. The vaccine will be offered free to all 12 year old girls from September 2009.

Germany is declared free of rabies: …

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