NEW! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevetion (CDC) today released updated data regarding HPV vaccination covnerage among adolescents. Click here to read the MMWR article.
A coalition of health care provider organizations, including ACOG and the CDC, have collaborated on a letter encouraging providers to provide a strong recommendation for the HPV vaccine to patients.
A study released online by the journal Pediatrics looked at HPV vaccination and adolescent sexual behavior. Study authors concluded that risk perceptions after HPV vaccination were not associated with riskier sexual behaviors.
Click Here to read an article by Rebecca B. Perkins, MD, MSc, "You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention", which appeared in the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Newsletter, The Forum, Winter 2014.
To vaccinate or not to vaccinate, this seems to be the question on many people’s minds these days as more and more information on both sides of the argument come into the public arena.
On one side, many are claiming that the risks vaccines protect against far outweigh the dangers associated with vaccines. To some, we may not realize the fact that yes, there are a number of serious dangers associated with vaccines. While we don’t know the full extent of these dangers, those raising awareness about vaccine dangers claim it’s something we need to be spending time and money to research as with the increase in vaccines, there has also been an increase in infant neurological issues that some claim are associated with vaccines.
Interestingly, as it comes down to personal experience, it is certainly possible that some of us have had issues because we chose not to vaccinate and that some of us have had issues because we chose to vaccinate. There are a number of people who are okay from not vaccinating and a number of people who are okay from vaccinating. So is this story black and white? I don’t believe it is, but what I do believe in is encouraging people to know and choose for themselves based on the information that is out there, not simply what their doctor or government tells them to do. Read more:http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/03/20/unvaccinated-vs-vaccinated-two-compelling-stories-of-what-happens-when-you-choose-not-to-vaccinate/