A new vaccine targets more HPV strains
from The New York Times
A new vaccine has been shown to protect against nine different forms of the cancer-causing human papillomavirus, or HPV, compared with just four strains covered by the current Gardasil vaccine. But will people use it? The vaccine, called Gardasil 9, was approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration in December, but the study that led to the approval was just published this month in The New England Journal of Medicine. While the HPV vaccine already has contributed to a steep drop in the prevalence of HPV among teenagers, it also carries a stigma, and its use in the United States has been limited.
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