The HSE is right, and Hook is wrong

Outbursts from broadcaster George Hook, TD Mattie McGrath and others are feeding fears among girls and their parents about the cervical cancer vaccine

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
3rd September, 2017
Secondary school students Sarah Robinson and Robyn Hendrick with Minister for Health Simon Harris, Dr Stephanie O’Keeffe and Tony O’Brien of the HSE mPicture: Rollingnews

Last week, Newstalk presenter George Hook and independent TD Mattie McGrath called for HSE chief Tony O’Brien to resign over comments he made about some campaigners against the cervical cancer vaccine.

Social media lit up over their outbursts, with some known anti-vaccine trolls praising Hook and McGrath for their bravery. But can the broadcaster and the TD not see that their outbursts feed an anti-vaccine agenda?

The HSE has taken the unprecedented step...

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