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Stories of Vaccine-Related Harms Are Influential, Even When People Don’t Believe Them

In 2013 a boy who was given the HPV vaccine died almost two months later. Two quick questions: First, does this worry you? And second, do you believe that the vaccine caused the boy’s death? This is a real case reported in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). VAERS is monitored by health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration

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