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Cervical cancer immunisation plans may exclude Muslim girls
by Charlotte Santry
Muslim girls will be excluded from a national vaccination scheme against cervical cancer because it clashes with the holy month of Ramadan, religious leaders are warning.
The HPV immunisation programme launches in England today but there are concerns that Muslim girls will be unable to have their vaccinations during the festival for religious reasons.
School nurses will vaccinate 12 to 13-year-olds this month, followed by a second dose in October and a third in May.
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