Fewer than 3 shots of Cervarix may protect against HPV

09/8/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

A study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that women who didn't receive all recommended three doses of the vaccine Cervarix were still protected against human papillomavirus strains 16 and 18 after four years of follow-up. However, it remains unclear whether getting fewer than three shots offers HPV protection over a long period of time.

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