Should Our Children be Vaccinated for HPV viruses?
Last week my grandson came home and said everyone was getting the HPV vaccine. I think in some schools it is already mandatory. HPV stands for "Human Papillomavirus". The virus can cause cervical cancer in women, and is also linked to genital warts. There are approximately 150 types of HPV. The disease is usually transmitted through the oral, anal and genital regions when sexually active. The vaccine is still fairly new and long term effects are still unknown. Yes, it may prevent cervical cancer and other sexually transmitted diseases. However, should we give it to our children? There have already been devastating side effects to this drug such as seizures, paralyses, and even death. I know there are risks taking any medication, but do we really want to subject our child to a new drug that is potentially a health risk? They are vaccinating children as young a nine years old. The pharmaceutical companies make billions each year on new drugs. Something to think about.
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