Healthcare Triage: The HPV Vaccine, and Why Your Kids Should Get It

Healthcare Triage #4 is up. What’s Healthcare Triage? Glad you asked:

Healthcare Triage is a series about healthcare. Dr. Aaron Carroll will explain healthcare policy, medical research, and answer a lot of other questions you may have about medicine, health, and healthcare. Not only that, the videos are going to be pretty fun. John Green will stop in regularly to have his hypochondria soothed by Aaron’s clear and engaging explanations. Healthcare Triage is made by the people who make Crash Course, mental_floss video, and The Art Assignment.

This one is about the HPV Vaccine. Longtime readers of the blog know how I feel about this, and other vaccines:

Human Papillomaviruses (HPV) are the cause of genital warts, and believed to lead to a number of cancers. But there’s a vaccine for HPV that can prevent you from getting infected. This week, Rosianna sends in some questions about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, based on some emails she’s received. Aaron takes the opportunity to talk about HPV, how the vaccine works, how safe it is, and how misinformation is preventing us from saving lives.

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