No Increased Risk Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome After HPV Vaccination




From Medical Press.


Girls receiving one or more doses of HPV vaccine have no greater risk of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS / ME) than unvaccinated girls. This is shown in a new major study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

The study is part of the national surveillance of the HPV vaccination programme and includes data from more than 175,000 girls in the first six birth cohorts who were offered the in 7th grade. 145,000 of these received one or more doses of HPV vaccine.

“This is a major study where we have investigated the association between HPV vaccination and syndrome. The incidence of this disease has increased in Norway, but we found no association with HPV vaccination,” says first author of the study, Berit Feiring from the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Modelling at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Offered to girls in 7th grade since 2009

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that can cause infection in the cervix. Persistent HPV infection is a necessary cause of cervical cancer.

The HPV vaccine Gardasil protects against 4 different HPV genotypes (6, 11, 16 and 18) and has been offered to girls in 7th grade since 2009.

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