HPV Vaccine: 2 Doses May Reduce Risk of Genital Warts

February 11, 2014 9:19 PM

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HPV Vaccine: 2 Doses May Reduce Risk of Genital Warts

Just two doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may considerably reduce the risk of developing genital warts, although getting the recommended three doses provides the most protection, a new study from Sweden suggests.

Among girls ages 10 to 16, the rate of new genital warts cases was 71 percent lower in those who received two doses of the vaccine compared to those who were unvaccinated, the study found. Three doses provided slightly more protection: the rate of new genital warts cases was 82 percent lower in thos...

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