New Study Explores HPV Vaccine
POSTED: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 8:33am
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 8:35am
A new study found Gardasil which is a vaccine against the human papilloma virus (HPV), is safe- even for young girls. HPV is a virus known to cause genital warts and cervical cancer.
Concerns over the safety of the Gardasil vaccine emerged soon after the Food and Drug Administration approved it in 2006.
Leading health organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The American Academy of Pediatrics, have deemed it safe and even recommend it for girls ages 11 and 12. According to the study, the only side effects associated with the vaccine were same-day fainting and skin infection around the injection site. The CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics also recommend that boys also get the vaccine.