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antigop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-04-07 09:07 AM
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40. Is Dr. DeAngelis anti-science?

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/297/17/1921?m ...

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The ACIP recommendation supports making quadrivalent vaccination the standard of clinical care. However, it is important to emphasize that the vaccine is supported by limited efficacy and safety data. Clinical trials have thus far involved a relatively small population (<12 000 participants) for a limited period of follow-up (5 years). The vaccine has not been evaluated for efficacy among younger girls (aged 9 to 15 years). Yet, if the vaccine were required nationwide, it would be administered to some 2 million girls and young women, most of them between 11 and 12 years old and some as young as 9 years old. The longer-term effectiveness and safety of the vaccine still need to be evaluated among a large population, and particularly among younger girls.
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I guess Dr. DeAngelis is anti-science?
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