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The Lancet (27 JUNE 2015) The Lancet These claims have attracted media attention spawned antivaccination campaigns and cut vaccination rates More than 90% of Danish girls born in 2000 received at least one vaccine dose but that rate has dropped year by year Ireland also saw a drop in vaccination rates in 2015 and 2016 The trend is “alarming” says Heidi Larson who heads the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Japan is the prime battleground As in many countries the HPV vaccine got off to a promising start there The first vaccine was licensed in 2009; in April 2013 the ministry added the vaccine to its recommended list and offered it for free Uptake was robust Sharon Hanley a cancer epidemiologist at Hokkaido University in Sapporo Japan and colleagues reported in The Lancet in 2015 that roughly 70% of girls born between 1994 and 1998 completed the three-dose vaccination course In spring 2013 however a number of media outlets in Japan reported on alleged side effects These include difficulty walking headache fatigue poor concentration and pain That June the health ministry suspended its “proactive recommendation” for vaccination pending an investigation The following January a ministry panel concluded that there is no evidence for a causal association between the HPV vaccine and the reported adverse events The European Medicines Agency and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have come to similar conclusions Epidemiological studies indicate that the symptoms reported by the vaccinated girls are found at equal rates in nonvaccinated populations Yet Japan’s health ministry has never restored its proactive recommendation which means that although the government pays for the shots it has stopped urging local authorities to promote vaccination Vaccination rates have plummeted in Japan Hanley says that in the city of Sapporo the vaccination rate fell to just 06% of eligible girls and she believes that nationwide the rate is close to zero (In a sign of growing trouble for vaccination 63 women in July filed a class-action lawsuit against the government and vaccinemakers seeking $125000 each in compensation for the alleged side effects) Larson notes that health ministries in other countries aggressively promoted vaccine safety after claims of side effects surfaced keeping vaccination rates high An official at Japan’s health ministry says a decision on restoring the proactive recommendation is under review Nakajima’s study is sure to inflame the debate His group gave mice large doses of the HPV vaccine along with a pertussis toxin to help the vaccine slip into the central nervous system The treatment they found impaired tail movement and locomotion A postmortem revealed structural damage increased cell death and other abnormalities in the mice’s brains Critics assail the study in a pair of letters to Scientific Reports and its publisher the Nature Publishing Group One signed by 20 members of the HPV Prevention and Control Board at the University of Antwerp in Belgium asserts: “This experimental setup in no way mimics the immunization with HPV vaccines but is gross over dosage and manipulation of membrane permeability” A second letter from David Hawkes a virologist at the University of Melbourne in Australia and two colleagues argues that the paper “lacks a clear methodology adequate controls to control for bias descriptions of results consistent with the data presented or enough information for this study to be reproduced” Nakajima defends his group’s methodology stating that they adopted a strategy similar to that commonly used in studying autoimmune encephalitis in mice As for the dose he wrote “This is just the first paper and dose-dependency could be one of the interesting experiments in the future” He added that they are now preparing a detailed response to criticisms of their paper Vaccine proponents worry that the paper will embolden vaccine opponents Nearly 200 tweets have mentioned it with several mistakenly assuming it appeared in Nature Both letters call on Scientific Reports to withdraw it In an email to Science a journal spokesperson confirmed having received the letters and wrote “We investigate every concern that is raised with us carefully and will take action where appropriate” Even as opposition to the HPV vaccine gains momentum evidence of its efficacy is accumulating But with its paltry vaccination rate Japan is unlikely to see any reduction in its current 9000-plus cases of cervical cancer and 3000 deaths each year Worse says Larson Japan’s suspension of the proactive recommendation “has been particularly applauded” by vaccine-critical groups in other countries For women in Asian nations with weaker health infrastructure Hanley adds “The vaccine may be their only hope of prevention”Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: September 16 2009 1:39 am Related News A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking a ban on the recently 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