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HPV vaccine often not received at recommended age

from HealthDay News via MPR

Only about half of American girls begin receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine at the recommended age, according to a study to be published in the Jan. 29 issue of Vaccine. Girls should begin getting the three-dose HPV vaccine when they are 11 or 12. The vaccine is most effective before girls become sexually active, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC also recommends the vaccine for boys beginning at ages 11 or 12. However, the current study only looked at girls. more

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