Study shows no link between HPV vaccine and Blood Clotting
The Human Papillomavirus shows no evidence of increasing Blood clot risk, according to a study by Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen. The report features in the July 9th issue of Jama (The Journal of the American Medical Association). The report details the method in which the study was carried out. VTE or Venous thromboembolism is a condition in which a clot forms in a vein, a common example of this is a deep vein thrombosis. Blood clots are commonly linked to long stays in hospital due to how immobile the patient can become, they are also more likely to happen in pregnant women cancer patients or people using the contraceptive pill.
“Safety concerns can compromise immunization programs to the detriment of public health,”
The report was carried out after two reports were released by The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hinting at a link between the vaccine and blood clots. Scheller and colleagues were quick to begin the study after writing that “Safety concerns can compromise immunization programs to detriment of public health, and timely evaluations of such concerns are essential”. This lead in depth study being carried out.
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