President’s Cancer Panel Pushing for Increased Use of HPV Vaccines

A report has been released by The President’s Cancer Panel to coordinate an effort that can increase the rates of HPV vaccinations.

Efforts To Increase HPV Vaccine Percentage

There are two  vaccines, Cervarix and Gardasil, which both prevent 2 types of HPV that cause 70 percent of all cervical cancer.

Cervarix may also protect against some other HPV types, while Gardasil is shown to prevent some other cancer types and most gential warts.

However, only 33 percent of adolescent girls in the US have completed the 3-dose series of either vaccination.

However, The President’s Cancer Panel has released a report stating that all health care providers strong recommend the vaccine during office visits.

Other recommendations from the report include:

  • Communication efforts to reassure parents about the safety of the vaccine
  • Increase in the variety providers and locations that give vaccines
  • Removing cost factors as a barrier.

riskmagThe Issues Surrounding HPV Vaccinations

Although HPV is a growing problem more parents are stopping their children from receiving the vaccine because of safety concerns.

It is reported that side effects from receiving the HPV vaccine included pain and redness or swelling at the site of the injection, which is a common problems with receiving any vaccine. However HPV vaccination side effects have not only been linked to fainting, but also to death.

According to the CDC, some deaths have been reported in regards to the HPV vaccination. Between June 2006 and June 2013 85 deaths have been reported to VAERS.

Out of the 85 deaths reports many could not be verified due to lack of information however 43 deaths were verified through clinical review of medical records autopsy reports and death certificates.

If you or anyone you know has experienced side effects after receiving the vaccination please call or visit your health care provider.



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