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Doctors call Bachmann’s vaccine comments toxic

CHICAGO (Reuters) – No matter how much the U.S. medical community repudiates the suggestion by presidential candidate Michele Bachmann that a vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) is dangerous, doctors fear the damage has already been done. Physicians are bracing for more parents to refuse the HPV vaccine, which protects against…

Mexico to give HPV vaccine to all girls from 2012

MEXICO CITY — Mexico plans to administer the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer, to all girls beginning next year, the country’s health ministry said Tuesday. Beginning in 2012, the HPV vaccine will be part of the normal course of shots given to all girls at…

Perry mostly absent from 2007 emails discussing HPV vaccine law

Texas governor and GOP 2012 presidential hopeful Rick Perry recently walked back his support for the 2007 Texas law mandating that every 11 and 12-year-old girl in Texas should be vaccinated against Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and sunshine laws have made his reasoning — via 700 pages of emails — behind…

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