Global Healthcare

American Academy of Pediatrics Steps in False Statements Made During GOP Debate that Stated HPV Vaccine Causes Mental Retardation: American Academy of Pediatrics Steps In

1 Mins read

Well let’s not put any politicians in charge of healthcare issues is what I say.  Whether or not the vaccine is deemed safe is another issue if one wants to dispute the Academy and there are all kinds of discussions and opinions, but it does not cause mental retardation.  BD 

Well let’s not put any politicians in charge of healthcare issues is what I say.  Whether or not the vaccine is deemed safe is another issue if one wants to dispute the Academy and there are all kinds of discussions and opinions, but it does not cause mental retardation.  BD 

The American Academy of Pediatrics would like to correct false statements made in the Republican presidential campaign that HPV vaccine is dangerous and can cause mental retardation. There is absolutely no scientific validity to this statement. Since the vaccine has been introduced, more than 35 million doses have been administered, and it has an excellent safety record.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Academy of Family Physicians all recommend that girls receive HPV vaccine around age 11 or 12. That’s because this is the age at which the vaccine produces the best immune response in the body, and because it’s important to protect girls well before the onset of sexual activity. In the U.S., about 6 million people, including teens, become infected with HPV each year, and 4,000 women die from cervical cancer. This is a life-saving vaccine that can protect girls from cervical cancer.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/09/13/140445104/pediatricians-fact-check-bachmanns-bashing-of-hpv-vaccine

 

Related posts
Global HealthcarePolicy & Law

Do HMOs Deserve A Bad Reputation? The Truth Of Managed Healthcare

3 Mins read
Have you ever heard people say that HMO health insurance is no good? It’s no secret that HMOs have a bad reputation,…
Global Healthcare

5 Serious Health Problems Caused By Poor Cleanliness

3 Mins read
There are a lot of things that we need to do to stay healthy. We need to eat right, get regular physicals…
eHealthGlobal HealthcareHealth care

How IoT Healthcare Devices Like Wearable Devices Disrupt Healthcare

3 Mins read
We have previously written a number of blog articles about the utilization of artificial intelligence and data analytics in healthcare. Most of…