Researchers looked at the records of 200,000 girls and young women who received Gardisil, which is the HPV vaccine. They found the vaccine was safe. The only two minor symptoms researchers could find included an increased risk of fainting on the day women got the shot and an increased risk for skin infection.
The bottom line researchers say is the vaccine is beneficial. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease and there are more than 40 types that can infect males and females.
The CDC says most people who become infected with HPV do not even know they have it. It is recommended that preteen girls and boys get the vaccine at 11 or 12 years of age.