CDC now recommends 11 to 12 year olds get two doses of HPV vaccine—rather than the previously recommended three doses—to protect against cancers caused by HPV. The second dose should be given 6-12 months after the first dose. For more information on the updated recommendations, read the MMWR: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6549a5.htm.
HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention
This 30-second video from a cervical cancer survivor is a heartfelt reminder of why HPV vaccination for our children is important.
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