The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), recommends the HPV vaccination for the prevention of Human Papillomavirus, an infection said to be responsible for cervical cancer. However, clinicians are beginning to recommend the vaccination less often to patients and parents alike.
In a recent study, the most commonly cited reasons given by parents for not vaccinating their children was their lack of knowledge and their belief that the vaccine was unnecessary.
‘…..22.8% of parents with adolescent boys and 13% of parents with adolescent girls said that the lack of recommendation from their clinician was the main reason for no HPV vaccination.’
According to The President’s Cancer Panel, only 54% of girls between the ages thirteen and seventeen, received the HPV vaccination in 2012 and the number is even lower for boys, at 21%. The panel discovered that less than 33% of girls and 7% of boys fulfilled all three vaccine recommendations, far less than the government’s goal of having 80% of adolescents HPV vaccinated.
With the overwhelming amount of recent research refuting the beneficial claims of HPV vaccines, clinicians may be taking a step back due to the lack of information about long-term side effects.
According to one article, there is clinical evidence that the probability of having a serious adverse reaction from the HPV vaccination may exceed the likelihood of getting cancer due to presence of the HPV virus.
Many researchers funded by Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute, have found numerous cases of adverse reactions to various vaccines including the HPV vaccine because manufacturers continue to use aluminum as an ingredient.
Although, many in the medical community continue to argue that vaccination benefits outweigh the risks of adverse reactions, they cannot disprove research completed on the topic.
While the CDC and the FDA continue to promote vaccines and attempt to push clinicians to recommend them, the knowledge and information regarding negative effects will increase.