We have blogged on this issue on many occasions since August 2008 and appealed to the then health Minister Mary Harney to refrain from making this vaccine available in Ireland.
My letter to the then Minister set out the problems associated with this vaccine and continued with the following warning.
"I would also suggest Minister that unless this decision is reversed as a matter of urgency it has the potential to become another major national scandal and could open the Irish exchequer to future claims of a substantial nature, given that the information in regard to these adverse reactions is already in the public domain. "
Despite my requests and the requests of many others the vaccine has been made available and is now in use in this country. It seems that both the Government and the Health Services Executive (HSE) are more attuned to, and willing to impose, an international agenda rather than being open to reason.