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HPV vaccination coverage in the US still ‘unacceptably low’

Although there has been a slight increase in human papillonavirus vaccination coverage among US adolescents since 2012, a new report from the [b]Centres for Disease Control and Prevention[/b] states that vaccine coverage in this population remains ‘unacceptably low,’ reports [s]Medical News Today[/s]. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in US. [b]The Advisory Committee on Immunisation Practices (ACIP)[/b] recommends that preteen girls and boys aged 11 or 12 are vaccinated against HPV. The vaccination is also recommended for females up to the age of 26 who did not receive it when they were younger, and males up to the age of 21. But despite these recommendations, a new report from the CDC estimates that in 2013, only 57% of girls and 35% of boys ages 13-17 years received one or more doses of the HPV vaccine.

[link url=http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/280107.php]Full Medical News Today report[/link]
[link url=http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00038078.htm]CDC report[/link]

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