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Researchers reconfirm HPV vaccine to be safe
To help protect individuals from HPV-related cancers, the CDC recommends that adolescents and teenagers receive an HPV vaccine like Gardasil, which has recently been reconfirmed to be safe, according to a new study published in the journal Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.
Researchers from the Kaiser Permanente analyzed reports from nearly 200,000 young females who received the vaccine and found that the immunization was only associated with fainting on the same day it was administered by a clinician and skin infections during the following two weeks. These results confirm that Gardasil is a safe method of preventing cervical and other reproductive cancers.
"That this study detected two potentially expected outcomes provides reasonable reassurance that it was a valid approach to uncovering HPV4-associated safety signals," said researcher Nicola Klein, M.D. "The findings substantiate the overall safety of the HPV4 vaccine in women and girls following routine administration."