Myth: The HPV vaccine is less safe than other vaccines administered to teens and older kids.
For a visual guide to the evidence about HPV vaccine risks and benefits, please see this well-designed and referenced web page. The graphic on this page puts risks and benefits of the vaccine in perspective, and makes a very important point: injections alone often cause vaccine-related adverse effects! Take a look for yourself.
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