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Study: Girls interested in HPV vaccine

February 18, 2009 11:59:39 AM PST
A new study out of UCLA found one-fourth of adolescent girls in California have started the series of vaccine shots for human papillomavirus (HPV).HPV has been strongly linked to cervical cancer.

The study also found 76 percent of women and girls surveyed are interested in getting the HPV vaccine.

The vaccine was approved less than two years ago as a routine vaccination for girls 11 years or older.


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