HPV 'scare' doesn't change safety and efficacy of vaccine
Published 16/12/2015 | 02:30
Worrying about vaccine side-effects is, ironically, a side-effect of vaccines' effectiveness. You see we've completely forgotten what it was like to see, for example, a childhood epidemic sweep across the country.
It turns out you can have too much of a good thing. How else to explain the terrifying complacency that has infiltrated modern attitudes to immunisation? How else to explain the current HPV vaccine 'controversy' that could encourage other parents to forgo widely accepted and life-saving preventative measures, putting their own daughters at risk.
It's like MMR and the Andrew Wakefield scare all over again. A scare that was carefully evaluated, talked about and deliberated upon by every media outlet.