More Preteens Need HPV Shots to Meet Public Health Goal

October 8, 2018

(UPI) – Current rates of human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccination among preteens are too low to achieve goals set by the American Cancer Society, according to a new study. The cancer society wants an 80 percent vaccination rate among 13-year-olds by 2026. But this new report says an additional 14 million youngsters ages 11 to 12 would have to be vaccinated in the next eight years to reach that objective.

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