Sunday, February 25, 2007

More discussion on the HPV vaccine

This news story says that there have been complications associated with the new vaccine, and that the opt-out provision for parents is applies to all childhood vaccines or none - two points I had not heard.

Also, in the article, some nurse is quoting as saying that the vaccine must be safe and effective or it would never have been approved. That's only partly true. The available evidence can change over time.

This story talks about the cost of the vaccine.

This story cites polling data that 80% of mothers with teen-aged daughters support the vaccine, or something like that.

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