Vaccines provide needed defense against disease

Following a controversy in the Wake County Schools, reporters visited UNC Children's to find that physicians think that any possible drawbacks to vaccinations are far outweighed by the benefits.

Vaccines provide needed defense against disease click to enlarge Dr. Coyne-Beasley

Millions of people contract the human papilloma virus (HPV) in the U.S. every year. The FDA approved the HPV vaccine a decade ago, and since then, more than 2 million North Carolinians have received it. WNCN reporters paid a visit to Dr. Tamera Coyne-Beasley, Director, N.C. Child Health Research Network, Pediatric and Adolescent Director, NC TraCS Institute, and Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, to learn more about the dangers of the virus and the effectiveness of the vaccine. Watch the full report.

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