Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience and a medical advice columnist for Newsmax Magazine. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Is HPV Vaccine Safe for My Daughter?

Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 09:46 AM

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Question: I’ve heard the new HPV vaccine may be risky for some people, so I can’t decide if should have my teen-aged daughters get it. What’s your take? 
Dr. Hibberd’s answer:
The HPV vaccine is strongly recommended for all young men and women, especially teens. There have always been those who are against vaccination for various reasons, but avoiding this one may be a major mistake.
This is the only vaccine that has been shown to reduce the incidence of cancer as well as reduces the uncomfortable infections associated with HPV (human papillomavirus). I strongly recommend your teens receive this vaccine. My children all received HPV vaccination, and I strongly recommend you immunize yours also. What stronger recommendation can I make?

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