Posts mislead on Gardasil shot safety

Updated on 30/03/2023 at 22:18

An Instagram post with thousands of likes opposes plans for a Gardasil 9 vaccine mandate in California, claiming the jab is dangerous because it contains aluminum and polysorbate 80. This is misleading; the small doses of those compounds have been tested for safety, and public health authorities approved the shot as an effective way to prevent cervical cancer and other diseases caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).