HPV vaccine access easier for US preteens after panel ruling
It’s now easier for preteens to get the cervical cancer vaccine.
A government panel on Wednesday recommended that preteens get two shots instead of three and space them further apart. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention immediately made the change.
“It will be simpler now for parents to get their kids the HPV vaccine series, and protect their kids from HPV cancers,” said the CDC’s Dr Nancy Messonnier.
The vaccine protects against human papillomavirus – or HPV – which can cause cervical cancer, certain other cancers and genital warts. It is commonly spread through sex and, in most... read more
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