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CDC Releases New Data About HPV Vaccine

Posted by on August 30th, 2018

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“HPV.” via MedlinePlus.gov, July 27, 2018, Public Domain.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data that shows more adolescents are up to date on the HPV vaccine.  Data comparing 2016 to 2017 show that the number of those who completed the series has increased by 5 percentage points.

HPV, or human papillomaviruses, are a group of viruses spread by sexual contact.  HPV includes more than 200 types divided into two categories:  high risk or low risk.  Low risk viruses can cause warts on various parts of the body.  High risk viruses can cause certain types of cancer including:

The HPV vaccine is recommended by healthcare professionals to prevent HPV.  Read more details about the vaccine including who should get it and when!

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