A decade after first becoming available, the HPV vaccine is still a hard sell.
A new study finds that only 21 percent of parents believe that a law requiring vaccination for attending school is a good idea, and 54 percent disagreed with the notion of such a requirement for school entry altogether. What might make them change their minds? Well, 57 percent reported that they could live with the requirement, but only if there is an opt-out provision.
The results suggest that such legislative requirements may accomplish very little. “Opt-outs lead to a large number of parents choosing not to vaccinate their children, and that makes requirements ineffective in raising vaccination rates,” said Noel Brewer, a coauthor and associate professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, in a statement.
The three visits required is the biggest impediment I’ve felt. No one wants to put up with taking kids to the dr two extra times (if first shot at a well child visit). Difficult enough to schedule one doctor visit!
Liu et al recently reported that 10% of girls made an ED visit within 42 days of getting the HPV vaccine. Palmieri et al recently reported an association between HPV vaccine and ASIA (Autoimmune/Inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants). Check out the interactive diagram below for discussion of the safety issues including links to the source papers. If you can provide evidence for or against, please add it to the diagram.
It is a crime how pharma lobbying can introduce such a nonsense as vaccination against a low-profile risk MANDATORY to enter a school.
If you want to suffer this guy’s fate, kids, go ahead and skip the shot, and for your older guys, remember, if you’re going to catch crabs don’t go fishing off the company pier.
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