Rates of HPV Shots Among Teens Lag Behind Other Recommended Vaccines

August 25, 2011
by Denise Mann

More teens are getting their recommended vaccines, but there is still room for improvement. The numbers are especially low for human papillomavirus (HPV) or cervical cancer vaccines among U.S. girls, the CDC reports.

The recommended vaccines for all teens include:

Girls should also get three doses of an HPV vaccine to protect against genital warts, cervical cancer, and other cancers caused by HPV.

The flu vaccine is recommended annually for all people 6 months old and older.

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