HPV Vaccination Rates Need to Go Up, CDC Reports

July 25, 2014 1:32 PM

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A new federal report found that the United States vaccination rate for the human papillomavirus (HPV) is at an "unacceptably low" number. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stressed the importance of getting boys and girls to receive all three doses of the vaccine.

"Today I wish I had good news, but what I need to report is a small increase in HPV vaccinations." Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said reported by WebMD. "It is a relief that we did not continue to have flat-lining HPV coverage in ...

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