Study on Vaccine for Cervical Cancer Finds Benefits Despite Some Risks
By RONI CARYN RABIN
Published: August 18, 2009
The new vaccine designed to protect girls and young women from cervical cancer has a safety record that appears to be in line with that of other vaccines, a government report has found. Some serious complications occurred, including at least 20 deaths and two cases of Lou Gehrig’s disease, but they were not necessarily caused by the vaccine, the study said.