Spain Withdraws Gardasil After Illnesses
February 24, 2009
Spanish health authorities have withdrawn tens of thousands of doses of Gardasil
, a vaccine against the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV), after two teenagers who received the shots were hospitalized.
The two girls were vaccinated last week as part of a vast government program targeting adolescents. A batch of nearly 76,000 doses of the vaccine has been withdrawn from the market.
The vaccine has been available since 2006.