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HPV vaccine, the most painful childhood

HPV vaccine, the most painful childhood




Experts say the vaccine that prevents cervical cancer in girls seems to be the most painful childhood vaccine, the Associated Press reports.
In the first year of use, there have been adverse reactions to vaccination such as fainting, but it is not clear whether the pain caused by the vaccine is the reason for this adverse reaction.
In general, girls say the pain lasts a little; many react with a simple grimace. But some teens say they can't sleep on the arm for more than a day after vaccination.
Specialists attribute this pain to vaccine particles similar to those of the virus. In recent years there has been an increase in the number of lesions at the time of vaccination. But, it is not clear whether Gardasil has anything to do with this increase.
Gardasil is the first vaccine approved for girls aged 9 to 26 years for the prevention of HPV, a human papilloma virus, that causes cervical cancer and vaginal cancer.
Alina Sica
Editor
January 7, 2008