MASON CITY, Iowa – The Center for Disease Control is saying the number of human papillomavirus shots one gets can decrease, but why?
Preteens are now being asked to get two shots versus three. 91 more words
By: Leopold Kong, PhD
Contributed by Kathryn Howerton, Class of 2019
Ian Frazer was born in Glasgow, UK in 1953. He attended the University of Edinburgh, earned his Bachelors of Medicine and Bachelors of Surgery degrees, and became a renal physician and clinical immunologist. 507 more words
Somewhere along the line, it became acceptable for parents who happily vaccinate their children against pertussis and measles and diphtheria and rotavirus to fear the HPV vaccine. 731 more words
My Twitter feed and personal life have recently been overwhelmed by parents’ misconceptions regarding the safety and efficacy of the HPV vaccine. I stumbled across this article a while back and it tactfully summarizes why these misconceptions are dangerous. Karen Ernst has written some wonderful pieces about the vaccine, you should check out her work on The Vaccine Blog. And thank you to Karen for allowing me to share this here!
Cervical Dysplasia is an abnormal/precancerous change in the lining cells of the cervix of the uterus. They say HPV is what causes it, but what if you don’t have HPV? 2,299 more words
An awareness campaign is airing in movie theatres across Canada (scroll down to watch it), aimed at women who might not have received the HPV vaccine when it came out 10 years ago but are still at risk of infection. 327 more words