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HPV Vaccine Concerns: New Study Reveals Dangers

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By Aimee Burnett

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) A new study finds the human papilomavirus vaccine may cause an increased risk of fainting and skin infections.

The study included nearly 200,000 girls who received at least one dose of the HPV vaccine.

Research found that fainting was six times more likely to occur on the day the vaccine was given compared with months after.

And, skin infections were twice as likely to occur within the first two weeks compared with many months later.

But, is the vaccine considered safe?

"It's perfectly safe when you compare the frequency of episodes to the other similarly administered vaccines in the pre–teen and teen population," said Amber Fort, Neonatologist, St. Luke’s Magic Valley.

It's recommended the teen is observed by someone for fifteen to twenty minutes following the injection to make sure they


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