Monday, 27 February 2012

American Academy Of Pediatrics-Gardasil Vaccine-Cancer Vaccine-Hpv Infections

Group backs HPV shot recommendation for boys

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Boys 11 years and up should get Merck & Co's Gardasil vaccine to protect them against HPV infections, which can cause genital warts as well as oral, penile and anal Cancers, the nation's largest group of pediatricians said Monday. "What we are hoping will come out of this is that we can push this as a cancer vaccine," said Dr. Michael Brady of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). "We now have the ability to interrupt the transmission and the development of cancer." The new statement leans on recommendations released last year by U.S. ... read more..

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