Women who received HPV vaccine may need another shot

April 23, 2015 4:11 PM

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Women who received HPV vaccine may need another shot

PHILADELPHIA — Women who receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may be more likely to be infected with certain high-risk strains of the virus than women who do not get the vaccine, according to a new study.

The findings suggest that, although the vaccine is effective in protecting against four strains of HPV, women who received it may still benefit from getting another, recently approved HPV vaccine that protects against nine strains of the virus, the researchers said.

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