CDC study finds many teens get only part of HPV vaccine

03/15/2010 | Medscape (free registration)

CDC researchers told an STD conference that while 25% of 13- to 17-year-olds reported getting at least one dose of the human papillomavirus vaccine, only 11% received all three doses. The most common barriers to vaccination were a belief by parents that their child did not need it, insufficient knowledge about the vaccine and that the child was not sexually active.

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