Disturbing News: Only Two US States Require HPV Vaccination for Kids

The CDC first recommended the widespread use of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in 2007. Eight years later, only Virginia and Rhode Island have mandated that middle and secondary school students get it. Compared to the way other vaccines have been incorporated into state public health efforts, this is… »7/15/15 6:40pm7/15/15 6:40pm

CDC Advisory Committee: All males starting at age 11 should receive the HPV vaccine

In the wake of some of the most unfortunate politicization (and misrepresentation) of science and medicine in recent memory, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee voted yesterday to recommend that boys and young men should be vaccinated against human papilloma virus (HPV). »10/26/11 2:10pm10/26/11 2:10pm

American Academy of Pediatrics: No, Michele Bachmann, the HPV vaccine cannot cause mental retardation

If you've been following the Republican campaign race, then you're already familiar with the ongoing fracas between Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry over the latter's 2007 HPV vaccine mandate; and that Bachmann suggested yesterday that the vaccine can cause mental retardation. »9/14/11 11:58am9/14/11 11:58am