Federal goal is to vaccinate 80 percent of boys and girls against HPV by 2020

November 13, 2014 12:26 PM

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Federal goal is to vaccinate 80 percent of boys and girls against HPV by 2020

Public-health officials are pushing for higher HPV vaccination rates amid growing evidence that cancers linked to the virus are afflicting more men.

The National Cancer Institute announced recently it is pouring nearly $2.7 million into 18 U.S. cancer centers to boost HPV vaccinations among boys and girls. The cancer centers will work with local health clinics to set recommendations for vaccinating against the sexually transmitted infection, whi...

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