The Effectiveness Of The Hpv Vaccine

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The effectiveness of immunizations has been studies for years. Edward Jenner, the producer of the first vaccination, reduced the frequency of diseases through immunization (Mhaske 209). HPV and MMR vaccines elongate lives by immunizing them from harmful infections. Studies are being conducted to test the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine. The first HPV vaccine came out in June of 2006, but it was not released until 2007 (Vetter, Geller 1258) (Fonteneau 2). HPV stands for Human Papillomavirus; it is a sexually transmitted disease that leads to cervical cancer and genital warts in women, and genital warts, penile cancer, and anal cancer in men (Vamos, McDermott, and Daley 302). There are four strands of HPV, with HPV 16 and HPV 18 being the…show more content…
The main difference between two and three doses is its longevity of protection against the disease (Aljunid 1). Each year the HPV vaccine is becoming better known, and by the beginning of 2012, the HPV vaccination had spread to forty countries (Aljunid 2). These vaccinations are prophylactic, meaning that they are given to patients before having been diagnosed. In other words, instead of attempting to cure HPV, vaccinations are used to prevent the unhealthy cells in the body before they cause a problem (“Measles-Q&A about Disease and Vaccine”). While HPV is a disease more common among young adults, MMR effects more infants. MMR stands for measles, mumps, and rubella (“Measles-Q&A about Disease and Vaccine”). The symptoms of MMR include a fever, cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis, and a rash spreading down the body (“Measles-Q&A about Disease and Vaccine”). MMR is most commonly contracted through contact with mucus (“Measles-Q&A about Disease and Vaccine”). It is a highly contagious disease among infants. Severe cases of MMR cause pneumonia, encephalitis (brain swelling), and possibly death (“Measles-Q&A about Disease and Vaccine”). The MMR vaccine is given in two doses (“Measles-Q&A about Disease and Vaccine”). The first dose is given to an infant of 12-15 months (“Measles-Q&A about
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