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HPV vaccination rate stalls. ‘We’re dropping the ball,’ CDC says
Los Angeles Times

Although HPV vaccinations can reduce the risk of cancer-causing infections in adolescent girls by half, immunization rates across the United States have stalled over the last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

At a Thursday press briefing, health officials said they were alarmed to find that despite the vaccine’s proven effectiveness and safety, both parents and doctors were failing to ensure that teens received the three-dose human papillomavirus vaccine along with other recommended shots.

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