Jim Byard's Health Beat
US Not Protecting Kids from HPV

2/10/2014

American doctors aren't doing enough to protect children from a cancer-causing virus. A new study report from the Presidents Cancer Panel says the U.S is failing to vaccinate enough kids against human papillomavirus. Only one third of girls and about seven percent of boys are fully vaccinated against HPV. The CDC says increasing vaccination rates of teen girls to about 80-percent could prevent more than 50-thousand future cases of cervical cancer

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