It’s very important that we talk about the importance of the vaccine and getting all three doses because they can help protect against cervical cancer.
In 2010, fewer than half of girls aged 13-17 had received even just one dose of the vaccine against hpv, while only 32% had received the recommended 3 doses. This, as the death rate from hpv-associated cancers is growing.
A newly released report from the University of Texas links HPV and heart disease.
The HPV vaccine, which guards against cervical cancer, is safe according to federal health officials and leading scientists. A point that the University of Pennsylvania’s Art Caplan is trying to underscore with his challenge to Michele Bachmann.
“I said, ‘look, I’ll pay you $10,000 if you deliver that person who you say was made retarded by the vaccine, and I’ll give it to the charity of your choice,'” Art Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, said.