Absurd Vaccine Marketing -- Cervical Cancer Vaccinations for Boys
September 18, 2007
School-age boys are now being advised to get vaccinated with Gardasil, Merck’s cervical cancer vaccine, according to mainstream media reports. Previously, the vaccine was only recommended for girls.
The new male recommendation is based on the notion that boys could get throat cancer if they have oral sex with an HPV-infected girl.
According to some, however, recommending Gardasil to boys is little more than a scare campaign aimed at gaining market share from teenage boys.
Even the advice to give mandatory Gardasil vaccinations to young girls is simply disease mongering designed to sell vaccines. This is because girls who have HPV do not automatically get cervical cancer.
Girls who have healthy immune systems, and who lead healthy lifestyles, have little risk of developing cervical cancer from HPV. It is only girls who have compromised immune systems that may be vulnerable.
Medicine Net May 18, 2007