Today there are noticeably more parents who are hesitant to give their children vaccines. One that health care professionals find that parents are especially concerned about is the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine.
Here is some information on the HPV vaccine and how it could affect patients.
Is there evidence for health issues?
One way to determine how a vaccine will impact patients is to see how it affects health issues years later. Mounting evidence shows that Gardasil can trigger debilitating and long-term autoimmune injuries. These include Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Premature Ovarian Failure, and others.
What concerns do parents have?
Parents have multiple reasons why they may be hesitant with the HPV vaccination:
- Safety concerns
- Not recommended by their provider
- Unfamiliar with it/Not sure how long protection lasts
- Not sexually active
- Not necessary
All of these concerns are valid and should be discussed at length with a physician. The safety concerns with Gardasil have been repeatedly set out in peer-reviewed medical literature, meaning there are experts from around the world identifying significant issues with this vaccination. When coupled with the fact that Gardasil doesn’t do anything more than if a woman gets an annual medical checkup, the cost-benefit analysis for getting Gardasil just does not weigh in the vaccinations favor. As a voluntary vaccination, parents should be fully informed at the time they make this decision for their child.
If you have questions, or feel that you or a loved one may have been injured by the HPV vaccination, call the National Vaccine Injury Lawyers. We are here to help.