First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Brooke N. CahillFollow

Mentor/s

Jennifer McLaughlin Mary Ignagni

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

For centuries, society has struggled to combat numerous diseases due to many misconceptions about vaccination. Currently, there are many speculations regarding the efficacy and safety of vaccines, as well as the motives of the healthcare system that have caused many Americans to refuse vaccination. In modern day America, the human papillomavirus has become a major issue as it has been reported to infect seventy-five of individuals between the ages of fifteen and fifty (Torre et al. 2007). However, the HPV vaccine is stigmatized as harmful by the public as there are many reported effects. Despite the social stigma and medical injustices, the HPV vaccine is an efficient method of preventing many cancers in both men and women, at a mitigated risk. With physician recommendations and public health campaigns, medical professionals can increase the rate of children that receive the HPV vaccine in order to decrease the burden of HPV-related diseases. Preventative methods, such as vaccines, have provided humanity with a successful approach to mitigate infection and mortality rates of worldwide diseases.

College and Major available

Biology

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN-300-F, McLaughlin and Ignagni

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Brooke Cahill

Biology Major

Honors student

Class of 2021

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May 5th, 1:00 PM May 5th, 4:00 PM

The American Misconceptions About the HPV Vaccine

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For centuries, society has struggled to combat numerous diseases due to many misconceptions about vaccination. Currently, there are many speculations regarding the efficacy and safety of vaccines, as well as the motives of the healthcare system that have caused many Americans to refuse vaccination. In modern day America, the human papillomavirus has become a major issue as it has been reported to infect seventy-five of individuals between the ages of fifteen and fifty (Torre et al. 2007). However, the HPV vaccine is stigmatized as harmful by the public as there are many reported effects. Despite the social stigma and medical injustices, the HPV vaccine is an efficient method of preventing many cancers in both men and women, at a mitigated risk. With physician recommendations and public health campaigns, medical professionals can increase the rate of children that receive the HPV vaccine in order to decrease the burden of HPV-related diseases. Preventative methods, such as vaccines, have provided humanity with a successful approach to mitigate infection and mortality rates of worldwide diseases.

 

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