The HPV vaccine has been incredibly effective. Gardasil first arrived in 2006 and since then cases of HPV in women and girls have decreased by 50%. This exceeded the expectations of researchers. According to The Frisky, “Researcher Lauri Markowitz explains the severe drop in infections with a concept called ‘herd immunity.’ This concept basically means that since some people have been vaccinated, there are fewer carriers so even people who have not been vaccinated do not become infected as often.” Fascinating. Yay for less disease and be sure to get your vaccine.
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