Investigation [SaneVax: 17-year-old Dang Kim Chi was found dead seven and a half hours after receiving an HPV vaccination. When the cause of death could not be determined after a month, health authorities declared the batch she received needed investigation. Why is the response to similar events not handled the same way in every country in […]
By MARGIE MASON , Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam – Thought bird flu was gone? Recent human deaths in Asia and Egypt are a reminder that the H5N1 virus is still alive and dangerous, and Vietnam is grappling with a new strain that has outsmarted vaccines used to protect poultry flocks. Ten people have died in […]
Neuzil KM. JAMA. 2011;305:1424-1431. The quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine was immunogenic and well tolerated on alternative dosing schedules and comparable with the safety profiles of standard vaccine schedules among adolescent girls in Vietnam, according to new findings presented during a Journal of the American Medical Association media briefing. “Most low-resource countries do not have adolescent […]
Note from SaneVax: This article goes on to state there is a significant possibility HPV vaccines will prove ineffective in the future. Vietnam has chosen pap screening over HPV vaccines because, as the article states, “In matters pertaining to life and death, it is imperative to choose the sure thing and, by definition, it is dangerous to choose otherwise.”
It is unfortunate our own FDA and CDC do not feel the same way.