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Slow growth in HPV shots for girls requires physician action

from Medscape Medical News

Another laggardly increase in vaccination rates among adolescent girls for the cancer-causing human papillomavirus is a call for stronger recommendations by clinicians, more parental education and viewing every visit as an opportunity to vaccinate, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In an article published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the CDC said that coverage rates in 2011 for HPV vaccine among adolescent girls aged 13 through 17 years stood at 53.0 percent for one or more doses and 34.8 percent for three or more doses. more

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