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Report: Teen HPV vaccination rate still lagging
San Francisco Chronicle

Only about half of U.S. teenage girls have gotten a controversial cervical cancer vaccine — a rate that’s changed little in three years.

“We’re dropping the ball,” said Dr. Thomas Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “This is a huge disappointment.”

About 54 percent of teenage girls have received at least one of the three HPV shots. Only a third was fully immunized with all three doses.

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