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NSU Professors Urge the Need to Vaccinate in Part of National Immunization Awareness Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 80 million people in America are infected with HPV, and another 14 million people, including teenagers, become infected every year.

Deborah Ann Mulligan, M.D., FAAP, FACEP, professor of pediatrics at the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Bindu Mayi, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology at NSU’s College of Medical Sciences, spoke with Lifestyle Magazine about the importance of vaccinations in part of national immunization awareness month.

According to Deborah Ann Mulligan, M.D., FAAP, FACEP, four cases of measles were reported in June and since then, there have been instances of outbreaks mostly among unvaccinated people and groups whose personal beliefs doubt vaccinations.

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Deborah Ann Mulligan, M.D., FAAP, FACEP left and Bindu Mayi, Ph.D. right

Bindu Mayi, Ph.D., discusses how it is a matter of public policy to take responsibility for the prevention of the disease because defenseless members of the community, such as newborns and elderly people with weak immune systems cannot get vaccinated.

The American Cancer Society has initiated Mission: HPV Cancer Free, a campaign that dedicates itself on extinguishing cancers. The campaigns goal is to have 80% of 13-year-old boys and girls in America fully vaccinated with HPV vaccine by 2016.

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Time to Immunize