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Side Effects of the HPV vaccine
The vaccine Gardasil has caused quite a controversy in the medical field because of various side effects of the HPV vaccine. HPV, which is short for human papillomavirus, infects approximately 6 million people each year. It is the most common sexually transmitted disease and is common to both men and women. There are over 100 different types of HPV with most being harmless. Some types of HPV cause genital warts, bumps, as well as cancer in the anus, and cervix.
Statistics say that 50% of sexually active men contract HPV during their lifetime so the HPV virus vaccine for young men is recommended. The HPV virus vaccine for young men and women is recommended to be administered between the ages of 9-26. The length of protection lasts from 5-7 years.
Side effects of the HPV vaccine have resulted in 32 deaths which have sent shock waves through the medical community. Because of these major side effects experts and parents are rethinking who should get the HPV vaccine. It is always best to consult your doctor, but in many cases they are not as aware as they should be concerning who should get the HPV vaccine.
One alarming statistic is that people who experienced major side effects occurred at a greater rate than the HPV virus itself. If serious symptoms such as gastroenteritis, appendicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, asthma, blood clots, seizures, or Guillain-Barre syndrome occur stop using the HPV vaccine immediately and seek medical attention.
The side effects of the HPV vaccine have prompted the manufacturer of the drug to research further. Until then it is the patient’s responsibility to become educated.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|HPV28 Nov 2009|