Despite evidence, parents’ fears of HPV vaccine grow

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – More parents of teen girls not fully vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) are intending to forgo the shots altogether – a trend driven by vaccine safety concerns, new research suggests. That’s despite multiple studies showing the vaccine isn’t tied to any serious side effects but does protect against the virus that causes cervical cancer, researchers said. “There were a lot of very sensationalized anecdotal reports of (girls) having bad reactions to the vaccine,” said pediatrician and vaccine researcher Dr. …
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