Study: Gardasil can cause fainting and skin infections in some cases
Posted at: 10/02/2012 5:41 AM | Updated at: 10/02/2012 6:46 AM
Fainting and skin infections are some of the side effects associated with the HPV vaccine. A new study is looking closer into the vaccine know as Gardasil and what effects it may have on those who take it.
Researchers found that fainting was six times more likely to happen on the day of the vaccination compared to a period of several month afterwards. But only one out of fifty participants in the study fainted after receiving the shot.
Skin infections were nearly twice as likely to occur within two weeks compared to several months after getting the shot. But doctors want to make it clear it is still safe and parents should not worry.