Practically all cervical cancer is caused by HPV, mainly from a strain covered by the vaccine.The newest version of Gardasil, which got FDA approval in December 2014, protects against nine strains of HPV and 90% of all cancers associated with the virus.The family plans to file a claim with the Department of Health and Human Services' National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, which has recorded 88 injury and 8 death claims related to the HPV vaccines and two legal settlements. But she wants to see it taken off the market until more safety reviews are done."I know many girls who've had (the vaccine) and are fine," May says.Parents would have been able to opt-out their children.“Parents have the right to make health care choices for their children.The Allegheny County Board of Health voted Wednesday to pursue an education and information campaign promoting the HPV vaccine instead of mandating it to boost the number of children vaccinated in the county.It's also approved for males aged 9-26 to help prevent genital warts and anal cancer. It's approved for females aged 10-25 to help prevent cervical cancer. Most pediatricians recommend routine vaccination against HPV for girls, and to a lesser extent, for boys (the CDC made a "permissive" recommendation regarding boys and the HPV vaccine.Both are relatively new vaccines -- the FDA approved Gardasil in 2006 and Cervarix in 2009. It can be given to them between 9 and 26 years old, but it need not be routine, partly because of the vaccine's high cost). The same year, about 44% of the adolescent girls received at least one of the three shots in the series. However, it is not that different from rates for other new vaccines soon after licensure," says Lauri Markowitz, MD, a medical epidemiologist with the CDC.
Based on the knowledge and opinion results of this study, there is a need for pharmacists and other providers to educate their patients about the vaccines and the virus and to converse with them regarding the moral and psychological implications of vaccination.
Still, it is encouraging that these subjects had or plan to have over half (61 %) of their children vaccinated.
This research was supported by a Pilot Grant from the Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy Research Grant Program funded by the University’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Grabiel’s work was supported by a Chicago College of Pharmacy Student Research Award.
However, the rate of full immunization among girls aged 13-17 in the U. She led the team that reviewed safety trials for the CDC and recommended Gardasil in 2007.
Getting vaccinated against HPV is recommended before becoming sexually active.