NYT: Study Weighs Risks of Vaccine for Cervical Cancer

The New York Times has an article about vaccines to protect against cervical cancer. A recent study shows the vaccine has about the same amount of risk as any other vaccine. (So if you’re OK with getting, say, a tetanus shot, then you should have no prob with this.)

The vaccine, called Gardasil, “was approved for girls and young women ages 9 to 26 and is recommended for routine vaccination of girls 11 and 12.”

The decision to get vaccinated for HPV (and cervical cancer) is an important and personal matter. It’s nice to have this information so that you can make an informed decision.

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Cathy Thomason, MAOM, Dipl.Ac., Dipl. CH, is a graduate of the master’s degree program of the New England School of Acupuncture. She is certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (signified with Dipl.Ac. and Dipl.C.H.). Cathy has completed advanced herbal training with Dr. Tao Xie, and studied advanced needle technique with Dr. Cheng Xiao Ming. She became interested in studying acupuncture while living in South Korea, where acupuncture enjoys equal status with Western medicine.

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