Dr. Alfred Guirguis

University of Miami pediatrician, Judith L. Schaechter, M.D., gives an HPV vaccination to a 13-year-old girl in her office at the Miller School of Medicine on September 21, 2011 in Miami, Florida. The vaccine for human papillomavirus, or HPV, is given to prevent a sexually transmitted infection that can cause cancer. Recently the issue of the vaccination came up during the Republican race for president when Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) called the vaccine to prevent cervical cancer "dangerous" and said that it may cause mental retardation, but expert opinion in the medical field contradicts her claim. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, also a presidential contender, has taken heat from some within his party for presiding over a vaccination program in his home state. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Parents Debate Whether To Get Kids HPV Vaccine

It’s a decision you may be struggling with, should your son or daughter get the HPV vaccine? It’s a vaccine that prevents cancer, but as CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports, many parents are worried about side effects.

CBS 2–05/01/2012