March 18th, 2013

Cervical Cancer Vaccines Spurned by 44% of U.S. Parents

By Logan Lafferty

Researchers analyzed data from a national survey from 2008 to 2010 on immunizations for teenagers…“That’s the opposite direction that rate should be going,” Robert Jacobson, a pediatrician at the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center in Rochester, Minnesota, and a senior researcher of the paper, said in a statement. “HPV causes essentially 100 percent of cervical cancer and 50 percent of all Americans get infected at least once.”

Additional Coverage: Star Tribune, News 4 Jax

 

Bloomberg by Michelle Fay Cortez

Tags: Bloomberg, cervical cancer, Dr. Robert Jacobson, HPV, immunization, Immunology, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Pediatrics, Research, vaccine

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