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At Our Bodies Our Blog: CDC Reverses HPV Vaccine Requirement for Immigration

November 20, 2009

At Our Bodies Our Blog this week, I cover the CDC’s new vaccination criteria for U.S. immigration, which removed HPV and zoster (chicken pox) from the required vaccines. I also have a bit about why the HPV vaccine requirement was problematic, links to previous related posts, and links to organizations for women of color that issued a statement applauding the change.

Meanwhile, C’s post on the new mammogram recommendations has useful explanation of the change and a lively comments section.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 21, 2009 2:42 pm

    You may be interested in the book “The HPV Vaccine Controversy: Sex, Cancer, God and Politics” authored by Shobha S. Krishnan, M.D, Barnard college, Columbia University. It is available at and Barnes and Noble .com and is written without the influence of any pharmaceutical company or special interest groups. The book educates both professionals and the public about HPV infections, the diseases they cause and the role/ controversies surrounding the new vaccines. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA, June 17th 2009) calls the book superb and a terrific contribution to the field.

    Please feel free to contact the author at the above email address.

  2. November 30, 2009 1:00 pm

    I was told to get an HPV vaccine to protect against cervical cancer. The FDA also thinks this, what do you think? Read about it:

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