Controversy over cervical cancer vaccine spurs safety surveillance

Keim, Brandon
April 2007
Nature Medicine;Apr2007, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p392
Academic Journal
The article reports on a controversy on the use of a vaccine against human papilloma virus (HPV) for preteen girls in the United States. The clinical trials did not determine if the vaccine protects against HPV infection in girls younger than 16. It was also not known if the vaccine has long-term side effects or is compromised when used with other adolescent vaccines.


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