Why Japan has withdrawn HPV vaccine recommendation

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This month the Japanese government withdrew its recommendation to use human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines in girls, citing concerns about adverse effects as a reason.

This does not mean that Japan is stopping the HPV vaccination, but their ministry of health has told local governments not to promote the use of the medicine while analyses are conducted about adverse effects, such as long-term pain and numbness

Read the full article in Medscape: Japan Withdraws HPV Vaccine Recommendation for Girls

To read more on the HPV vaccine and how it is seen in Canada, see our recent article: HPV vaccine: why aren’t Canadians buying in?