CDC urges Teenagers to get HPV Vaccine and prevent Cancer

July 25, 2014 2:52 AM

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today their concern over the low number of teens that received the HPV vaccine. Girls between the ages of 11 t 12 should necessarily protect themselves by taking the vaccine that protects against HPV or human papillomavirus. This bug is sexually transmitted and can cause illnesses such as genital warts or cervical cancer. The government and health officials recommend a three-dose series of HPV which has been introduced way back in 2006.

Health officials assure parents that taking a vaccination to prevent illnesses is as necessary as taking shots to prevent whooping cough and meningitis. Parents are anxious as they feel that by getting their child to take the vaccination they are pre-empting sexual activity.

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