Anna-Barbara Moscicki

Chief of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, Los Angeles

Expertise: Adolescent medicine, Human papillomavirus, Sexual health

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CLAIMS REVIEWED

Widespread claim that HPV vaccine side effects outweigh its benefits misrepresents the scientist it relies on

CLAIM
"side effects of the [HPV] vaccine outweigh the positives"

SOURCE: Anonymous, Herbs Info

Published: 07 Aug 2019

VERDICT

HPV vaccine does reduce viral transmission, helping with eventual cervical cancer elimination

CLAIM
"HPV vaccine may lead to elimination of cervical cancer"

SOURCE: Kaitlin Sullivan, NBC News

Published: 09 Jul 2019

VERDICT