Vaccination for HPV

After a recent presentation in League City, TX, an attendee asked if I work with Merck. I denied any association with the pharmaceutical and asked why. She said, ‘The way you talked about the importance of getting the HPV vaccine.’ She continued to tell me about another speaker she heard who believes the vaccine is harmful. In my presentation, I …

HPV Herd Immunity: Provide It Free or Mandate It

In Australia, 70% of girls turning 15 have received all three doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. In the United States, 38% of girls 13 to 17 have received all three doses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Seven years ago in 2007,¬†Australia began providing the HPV vaccine FREE¬†to girls 12 to 18 in a school-based …