First, i think it's ridiculous to market this vaccine as an "anti cancer" vaccine.
to this and second, it's an anti- HPV vaccine, and only covers a few of the strains of the virus, which are commonly linked to cuasing cervical cancer.
further, and third, even with the vaccine, there is still the risk of cervical cancer from other causes (non HPV) AND from one of these strains of HPV or one of the other strains of HPV that can cause cervical cancer but is less likely to than these strains.
fourth, i think it's ridiculous to give this vaccine which causes very little coverage to young girls. It would make more sense to start vaccinating girls against hepititus C--a much more risky sexually transmitted disease. Although, there are movements to vaccinate babies against all strains of hepititus, even though they're unlikely to come into contact with the disease in question until after they've learned how to avoid it. but, i have an issue with vaccinating infants and young children, and that is related to why i have an issue with vaccinating young girls--before they get to choose their own sexual process--in regards to sexually transmitted diseases.
fifth, it provides so little coverage as to give a 'false sense of security' to young women and any woman who would utilize this vaccine. What is often not being communicated is that it only covers or protects against very few strains of HPV, it doesn't protect against cancer if you already have this strain of HPV or another strain that could cause cervical cancer, and it doesn't protect against those other strains of HPV anyway.
So it's essentially a useless medication since it's 'coverage' is so narrow.
without being open to developing a better understanding of it
this is a garbage statement. I have a very good understanding of the vaccine, it's history and the testing measures related to it, as well as the tests to date on this product (which are minimal at best--it seemed to me to be quite a 'rush job' in order to capitalize on the idea of being able to market an "anti-cancer vaccine" which this vaccine is not).