The human papillomavirus vaccine and risk of anaphylaxis

Halsey, Neal A.
September 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/9/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 6, p509
Academic Journal
The author reflects on a study which reveals higher than expected rates of apparent anaphylaxis following vaccination with the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in children in Australia. He points out that the report failed to determine the causes of anaphylactoid reactions among children following the vaccination. In addition, he suggests the need to check the rate of anaphylaxis following HPV vaccination in other populations.


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