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Vaccination rates up among teens

October 9, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
According to the CDC, vaccination rates among teens are up. But, only 1 in 4 teen girls received the shot aimed at preventing cervical cancer.Gardasil is a three-shot series that targets the strain of a virus that causes 70 percent of cervical cancers.

Proponents say Gardasil could dramatically reduce the nearly 4,000 U.S. cervical cancer deaths each year.

But experts say many families remain concerned about it's safety and expensive.

And, whether it confers lifetime immunity.


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