Less Than Half of U.S. Teens Complete HPV Vaccinations

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Less Than Half of U.S. Teens Complete HPV Vaccinations

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A recent report on HPV vaccinations in teenagers found that only 43% are completing the vaccination series required to prevent several types of cancer. More than 80% get other vaccines recommended at the same age.

Preventive steps against human papillomavirus, which is transmitted sexually, are recommended for boys and girls at age 11 or 12. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that children under 15 get two doses at least six months apart. The organization suggests those who get their first dose at…

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