New findings into the HPV vaccination have revealed that there is NO LINK to Autoimmune Disease.
Concerns raised over the risk of the HPV vaccination have been snubbed by these new studies, easing the concerns of many parents.
So far, thousands of children have missed out on the vaccine due to the fears that have been raised in the press.
This reassuring evidence should now also aid the fight for boys to receive the vaccination.
Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) have recently published the findings, stating 180,819 girls between the ages 12 and 17 where given the HPV4 vaccine and of that 681 were diagnosed with autoimmune disorders between one week and two months after vaccination.
However this rate is consistent with that of diagnosed cases in this age group, clarifying no link between the autoimmune disorder and the vaccination.
Autoimmune disorder is, low activity or over activity of the immune system causing the body to attack and damage its own tissues.
It hinders the body’s ability to fight off infection and can lead to ongoing health issues.
Examples of autoimmune diseases include;-
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Type 1 diabetes
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
- Graves’ disease
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
- Myasthenia gravis
HPV (human papillomavirus)
Human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted disease worldwide and affects up to 75% of sexually active people.
It can cause abnormal tissue growth and other changes to cells which can lead to cancer. Other HPV infections can cause problems such as warts and verrucas.
With the new studies showing positive signs of safety in the vaccination, we are urging parents and carers to bring their children in for vaccination as soon as possible.
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