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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-04-07 01:31 PM
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79. "Little" tid bit is right.
"Giving it to 11-year-olds is a great big public health experiment," said Diane M. Harper, who is a scientist, physician, professor and the director of the Gynecologic Cancer Prevention Research Group at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire.

"It is silly to mandate vaccination of 11- to 12-year-old girls There also is not enough evidence gathered on side effects to know that safety is not an issue."


Do you see the word "enough" before evidence?

Diane Harper indicates that in her scientific opinion the vaccine should be available for women 18 and older.

"Internationally recognized as a pioneer in the field, Harper has been studying HPV and a possible vaccine for several of the more than 100 strains of HPV for 20 years - most of her adult life.

All of her trials have been with subjects ages 15 to 25. In her own practice, Harper believes the ideal way of administering the new vaccine is to offer it to women ages 18 and up. At the time of their first inoculation, they should be tested for the presence of HPV in their system."


So you see LV, my opinion mirrors that on an internationally recognized pioneer in the field, and yours mirrors that of Mercks marketing department.

LINK http://ahrp.blogspot.com/2007/03/hpv-vaccine-researcher...
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