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    HEP A Vaccine: Contents and Dangers

    “Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is usually transmitted person-to-person through the fecal-oral route or consumption of contaminated food or water. Hepatitis A is a self-limited disease that does not result in chronic infection. Most adults with hepatitis A have symptoms, including fatigue, low appetite, stomach pain, nausea,…

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    HPV Vaccine: Contents and Dangers

    The HPV vaccine is used to guard against the Human Papillomavirus and was first introduced in 2006. There are two HPV vaccines used in the United States, Cerverix and Gardasil. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends a total of three doses, two of which should be given before the child’s 15th birthday and the third given 6-12…

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    A Case for Questioning Vaccines

    Whether or not a parent should be taking their kids in for vaccinations can be a hot-button topic these days. Many people feel very strongly one way or the other. The majority of folks are on the pro-vaccination side of the debate, however. Since I am typically one that roots for the underdog, I will attempt to lay out some…