Vaccine Vacillation

Cervical cancer killed nearly 70,000 women in India last year amid ongoing debate about the use of HPV vaccine, which inoculates against the virus that commonly causes the disease.
 
Barriers to vaccinating more girls and women have included the vaccine’s high cost and worries about potential side effects. A poorly handled regional study of HPV vaccine in 2007 resulted in 7 deaths, leading some Indians to decry girls being used as “guinea pigs,” though the deaths were eventually found not to be related to the vaccine.
 
To address cost concerns, several Indian companies are developing cheaper versions of the vaccine.

Source: Quartz

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