Women

12.10.13

Couric Apologizes for HPV Segment

“There’s no question that vaccination is highly effective.”

This is Katie Couric clearing the record. The talk-show host backtracked Tuesday on HPV, writing an op-ed in The Huffington Post nearly one week after the controversial segments aired insisting she is not “anti-vaccine” or “anti-science.” On her talk show, Katie, Couric said she had her own two daughters vaccinated, but she featured two mothers who said their daughters had serious reactions to the vaccine. The segments were roundly criticized by many in the medical community, especially since the rates of HPV occurrence have dropped by 56 percent since the vaccine was first introduced in 2007. “There’s no question that vaccination is highly effective,” Couric writes.