Gardasil HPV Vaccine Safety Assessed In Most Comprehensive Study To Date:
The largest review of the available evidence on the quadrivalent, or four-strain, HPV vaccine Gardasil, has found no evidence of any serious short-term or long-term safety issues. Bringing together the findings from clinical trials, post-licensure studies and data presented at scientific meetings but not yet published, the researchers focused particularly on autoimmune diseases, nervous system disorders, anaphylaxis, blood clots and stroke – but none of them is caused by the vaccine, they found.
“The big take home message for parents is that this is a reassuring study that supports what we already knew, that the HPV vaccine is a very safe vaccine,” said Michelle Berlin, M.D., the co-director of the Oregon Health and Science University Center for Women’s Health. “The most common side effects that we see are soreness at the injection site and that some children faint when they get the shot, but they do that with any other shot in adolescence too.”Full Story:http://www.forbes.com/sites/tarahaelle/2...-study-to-date/