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CDC panel gives thumbs up to vaccine against nine HPV types

from ScienceNews

A federal vaccine advisory committee voted Feb. 26 to recommend use of an expanded version of the human papillomavirus shot marketed as Gardasil. The move, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, clears the way for the broader-coverage vaccine, called Gardasil 9, to be used in the clinic. Current vaccines offer protection against up to four types of HPV, which causes cervical cancer and is linked to other cancers. The new shot expands protection to nine types of HPV. more

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