Hpv Vaccine Cons

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Are vaccines hurting our children? Did you know in the state of Ohio as long as a student presents a written note from their parent or guardian they do not have to be immunized before entering grade school. In fact, parents or guardians may deny immunization to their children for reasons of conscience, or religious convictions. Many students have went to school without vaccination just because their parent or guardian’s conscience told them not to protect their own children from deadly diseases. The government has created these compulsory vaccination laws to protect our children, not hurt them. Children who receive vaccinations are subsequently protected from deadly infectious diseases. One of the main arguments of parents who do not vaccinate …show more content…
The HPV vaccine has cut the number of HPV cases in half. Human Papilloma Virus is the leading cause of cervical cancer in United States teenage girls. Human Papilloma Virus also causes throat and anus cancer as well as genital warts. For this reason, more and more countries may become convinced to give the HPV vaccine to teenage boys. Almost everyone who has sexual contact without a condom will catch Human Papilloma Virus sometime in their life. Most people can shake off the virus, but for some women it lingers and forms cervical cancer after 20 years. Since large-scale vaccination only started a decade ago and cervical cancer takes at least 20 years to take effect on women with HPV, the results of HPV preventing cervical cancer is too soon to tell. Studies have shown that the amount of cases of genital warts is falling and genital warts occur much sooner. Two studies were conducted in 2009 and 2012 found that girls age 14 through 19 years old received all three doses of the Human Papilloma Virus. These studies were compared with two earlier surveys performed between 2003 and 2006 before the vaccine came in. Since the HPV vaccine was introduced the percent of girls with Human Papilloma Virus in their vaginal fluid fell from 11.5 percent to 4.3 percent (Wilson). Teens are becoming more sexually active at earlier ages which increases the risk of spreading HPV. Starting the immunization process at an early age will help prevent the spread of this deadly disease. The benefits of vaccines far outweigh the risks, and should be required of

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