Studies have documented a number of adverse reactions to receiving the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine. These symptoms range from mild to moderate. As with all vaccines, the CDC continues to monitor the adverse reactions related to HPV vaccine.
Key Facts about the HPV Vaccine
Human Papilloma Virus is the primary cause of cervical cancer in women. The CDC reports 12,000 new cases of cervical cancer each year. The CDC also estimates that there are approximately 15,000 HPV-related cancers reported each year. The virus is a known cause of genital warts in men and women. There are two HPV vaccines administered in the United States. Gardisil is manufactured by Merck and Cervarix is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. Only Gardisil is licensed for males. The CDC recommends that that all girls aged 11-12 receive three doses of the HPV vaccine to protect against cervical cancer and that males of the same age also receive the vaccine to prevent genital warts .
Recognized Side Effects of HPV Vaccine
The HPV vaccine may cause mild, moderate or even severe reactions, including allergic reactions, headache, pain and redness at the injection site, muscle and joint pain, fever, vomiting, abdominal symptoms, fatigue, and fainting.
HPV and the Vaccine Court
Individuals who have suffered a reaction to the HPV vaccine may be entitled to compensation from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Claims must be filed by those injured by a HPV vaccine with the United States Court of Federal Claims Office of Special Masters, the Vaccine Court. Vaccine cases are unlike traditional lawsuits and all vaccine proceedings at the Vaccine Court use technical and specialized rules and procedures. The Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, LLC, specializes in cases at the Vaccine Court, where she has been admitted to practice since 2008. If you have been injured by an HPV vaccination, or any other vaccination, call her today for a free consultation.