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The Number Of Parents Who Refuse To Vaccinate Is On The Rise

A decade ago, the first vaccine against human papilloma virus was administered in Australia to help prevent several deadly cancers, including cervical, anal and throat and tongue cancer. Since then, the HPV vaccine has been introduced in 130 countries, and the number of new cervical cancer cases has been cut in half worldwide. “In Australia there’s already been a 90 percent reduction in infections in the 10 years the program has been running,” Ian Frazer, chief executive of the Translational Research Institute, told the BBC. Cervical cancer in Australia is also dropping, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.  Despite the clear public good done by this and other vaccines, a new study reveals that in the United States, a separate pattern is emerging: More parents are refusing to vaccinate their children. According to a recent survey published in the journal Pediatrics, 87 percent of pediatricians reported parental vaccine refusal in their practice in 2013 ― up from 75 percent of pediatricians who reported vaccine refusal in 2006.  This attitude manifests not only in pediatrician’s offices, but also in things like the notoriously low rates of HPV vaccination. Though the vaccine is strongly recommended for 11- and 12-year-old kids of both sexes by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 28 percent of boys between the ages of 13 and 17 were fully vaccinated in 2015 ― and only 50...
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