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Mum slams school after daughter, 13, given cervical cancer vaccine without her consent

The school claim that the woman’s daughter had a legal right to give her own informed consent for the injection

Written BY TRACY WALKERKARA O’NEILL

Laverne Crosebourne and her daughter Shian

A concerned mum has blasted her child’s school after her 13-year-old daughter was given a cervical cancer vaccination without her consent.

Laverne Crosebourne has hit out after her daughter Shian Nichols was given the HPV (Human papilloma virus) jab at Top Valley Academy.

Laverne, of Basford, told the Nottingham Post that she had not wanted her daughter to have the injection, as she has read about possible risks.

But she said her daughter came home from school on Tuesday and said she had been given the vaccination.

However, Nottinghamshire Healthcare, which sent an immunisation team to administer the jab, says Shian agreed to having it – and the legal decision is down to the girls themselves, as long as they understand the procedure.

Laverne, 35, who works as a teaching assistant at the Pythian Learning Centre in Basford, said: “They have given my daughter the cervical cancer injection without my consent. Because of news of the risks surrounding it, I don’t agree with it.

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