Adverse Drug Reaction Due to Gardasil and Cervarix HPV Vaccines in Japan
In the U.S., Gardasil vaccine was licensed in 2006. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was provided at no cost to Japanese girls between the ages of 12-16 years old. However, many girls reported feeling uncomfortable after getting vaccinated. The HPV vaccines were not withdrawn from the market in Japan, but the government did not promote its use anymore. In October 2013, a special taskforce was formed in Japan in order to investigate the adverse effects of the HPV vaccine. Many nations raising concerns about adverse effects of vaccine and try to be more cautious about the new vaccine.