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Wed Jul 11, 2012, 10:05 AM

HPV vaccine benefits even women who don't get the shots

http://vitals.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/09/12645949-hpv-vaccine-benefits-even-women-who-dont-get-the-shots?lite

The human papillomavirus vaccine provides a benefit to women even if they are not vaccinated, via a phenomenon known as herd immunity, a new study suggests.
Among the women in the study, there was a decrease in the percentage who were infected with the four HPV strains included in the vaccine (HPV 6, 11, 16, and 18) in the years after the vaccine was introduced, compared with earlier years.
This decrease in HPV prevalence was seen among both vaccinated and unvaccinated women, the researchers said.
The findings show that even with relatively low rates of women getting vaccinated, the vaccine produces some degree of herd immunity protection of unvaccinated people that occurs because a critical portion of the population has been innoculated.

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Reply HPV vaccine benefits even women who don't get the shots (Original post)
xchrom Jul 2012 OP
cbayer Jul 2012 #1
kestrel91316 Jul 2012 #2
cbayer Jul 2012 #3
TheWraith Jul 2012 #4
kestrel91316 Jul 2012 #5
chloe1023 Jul 2012 #6
busy being free Jul 2012 #7

Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 11:29 AM

1. Had not considered this, but it makes perfect sense.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 11:34 AM

2. I know this is going to come as a complete shock to some people, but

THIS IS TRUE OF ALL VACCINES.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 11:55 AM

3. Wouldn't it only work in the cases of person to person transmission?

I doesn't seem like it would work that way for, say, tetanus.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 01:30 PM

4. Tetanus is the only vaccine-preventable disease that is infectious but not contagious. nt

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Response to cbayer (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 01:35 PM

5. Well that is a special case - it's a bacterial infection and not contagious.

But the vast majority of vaccines are for INFECTIOUS diseases that spear throughout the population from person to person.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 12:55 PM

7. Splendid!

 

Matter of fact, I plan to ask for TEN shots all at once! The more the merrier!

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