CDC: HPV vaccination rates among teens are still lagging

07/25/2013 | USA Today · Reuters

The number of 13- to 17-year-old girls who received at least one dose of the human papillomavirus vaccine increased during the first five years of vaccine availability, but the rates stalled between 2011 and 2012, CDC researchers said. Most of the unvaccinated girls had visited health care providers for another vaccination. "We're missing opportunities to give the HPV vaccine. That needs to change to protect girls from cervical cancer," CDC Director Tom Frieden said.

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