THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that BPW Ontario urges the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to embark on a program of routine voluntary immunization for all 11 and 12 year old girls and a catch up immunization for girls and women ages 13-26 similar to FDA Regulations.
FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that BPW Ontario strongly encourages the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care through Public Health to develop education and awareness program about the availability of the vaccine including information regarding both the short term and long term side effects and the benefits of young girls and women being inoculated and to continue the programs directed at the importance of Pap tests and screening already in place, thereby ensuring that young girls and their families are able to make an informed choice
AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that BPW Ontario recommends that BPW Canada urges the Government of Canada through Health Canada to fund the above programs of education and immunization to be embarked upon for the immunization of all girls age 11 to women of 26 years of age, and that the immunization be free of charge to all Canadian girls and women in the specified age group in addition that the government continue to fund the existing programs directed at the importance of PAP tests and screening already available.
AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that BPW Ontario send a letter to Health Canada commending them for moving very quickly to approve the vaccine for cervical cancer for use here in Canada.
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