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hungarianelephant's Avatar Jump to comment 86 by hungarianelephant

Comment 85 by veggiemanuk :

hungarianelephant : - Did you mean to say that current vaccines dont target 80% of HPV strains that cause cancer btw?

Now I'm not sure, to be honest. The vaccine is not completely effective and not all strains are targeted. I cannot find the original source of the 80% figure and may have misinterpreted (or taken up someone else's misinterpretation).

The point, though, is not an anti-vaccine stance, but rather that it can't be assumed that any one thing is the most effective way of dealing with a problem. Btw a subsequent cost study provided evidence that the vaccination programme would be cost-effective after all, and it was duly implemented.

Fri, 23 Mar 2012 15:02:18 UTC | #929877