Navigation Links
HPV Vaccine – Should It Be Mandatory for Girls

The saga of the HPV vaccine seems to be following a familiar path. Taking a leaf out of the story of the Hepatitis B vaccine, //the subject of many debates and controversies, experts were able to evaluate the merits of its inclusion in the mandatory immunization programme for infants.

According to statistics, about 250,000 Americans are down with Hepatitis B infection each year. One-fifth of these people would eventually become inevitable carriers of infection. Therefore it became crucial to include Hepatitis B in the vaccination program of infants. Now, it is compulsory for all children to take this vaccine to be admitted into any primary school.

The present raging debate is over the human papilloma virus which causes cervical cancer. Should the vaccination for HPV be made compulsory for girls?

According to statistics, about 14,000 women are victims of cervical cancer and one-fourth of them do not survive the disease. During the clinical trials conducted involving 20,000 women, it was observed that the HPV vaccine was able to prevent 70 percent of the growths, which otherwise would have led to cervical cancer. There were no significant side effects.

Presently only Merck and a handful of supporters, support a possible HPV-vaccine mandate. This has naturally got the critics (of immunization programs) thinking and they have begun garnering support from those who are concerned about a potential HPV-vaccine mandate.

Considering that the virus is as common as the influenza virus to which nearly 80% of women are exposed to, it might be worthwhile to protect them against the risks of HPV. But for now, experts prefer to wait instead of rushing with the implementation of the HPV vaccine.
SAV/L
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Vaccine to quit smoking?
2. First Vaccine Designed for Africa Cleared for Testing in Humans
3. Vaccine for Alzheimer’s diseas
4. Health Officials Recommend Flu Vaccine
5. Smallpox Vaccine May Help Fight Cervical Cancer
6. Panacea Biotech To Market Anthrax Vaccine
7. New Prostate Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
8. Drug Firm Offers to Donate Smallpox Vaccine
9. Vaccine guards against shingles
10. Vaccine for septic conditions
11. A new Vaccine for Pneumonia
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 23, 2017 , ... The Arc ... developmental disabilities (I/DD), has launched a groundbreaking LGBTQ community organization for people with special ... first organization of its kind in the state of New Jersey – but the ...
(Date:8/23/2017)... ... August 23, 2017 , ... Loyale Healthcare ... Sector Growth. Mr. Smith joins other recent high-profile hires including Frank Massi, Chief ... career began in 1993, helping physician practices and hospitals automate their clinical and ...
(Date:8/23/2017)... ... August 23, 2017 , ... Based on worldwide research and ... of HBOT in treating and helping to heal addictions and substance abuse disorders. ... similarities of the wounds to the brain from traumatic brain injuries, and the ...
(Date:8/23/2017)... ... ... Nightingale College continues the semiannual Give Back Day tradition for its fourth ... to serving and volunteering for organizations that provide indispensable resources to the community. The ... a little extra help. , The College’s Give Back Day initiative began in ...
(Date:8/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 23, 2017 , ... ... the top 20% of hospitals nationally that earned the designation of High Performing ... overall rating of high performing indicates a hospital was significantly better than the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/7/2017)...  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), the nation,s largest independent ... 30, 2017.  All comparisons, unless otherwise noted, are to the ... Second Quarter 2017 Highlights include: ... increase of 3.5% Total prescriptions dispensed of ... 7.5% versus 7.6% Gross profit per ...
(Date:8/4/2017)... Aug. 3, 2017  Agragen, LLC, a ... in the biopharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and aquacultural feed sectors, ... its lead drug candidates, AGR131.  This drug is ... from the blood of patients suffering from inflammatory ... bowel disease. ...
(Date:8/2/2017)... BENTON, Ky. , Aug. 2, 2017   Marshall County Hospital in ... (ES) team to proactively reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). The new addition, ... uses UVC light energy to kill deadly pathogens such as C. diff , MRSA, ... Tru-D SmartUVC ... Tru-D in action in a patient room ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: