The new HPV Vaccine dosing schedule

At the annual American Academics of Pediatrics (AAP) meeting this October, the AAP along with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced a change to the vaccination schedule for the HPV vaccine. Previously all children over 9 years of age were recommended to receive 3 doses of the vaccines over six months. After careful study, it was discovered that children who complete the vaccine series prior to his or her fifteenth birthday only need two doses of the vaccine 6 months apart instead of completing the three dose series. The HPV vaccine protects against nine strains of the human papilloma virus. These strains cause cervical cancer and precancerous changes of the cervix in women and cancers of the throat and voice box in both men and women. For more information of the HPV vaccine please visit: . And, for more information on the dosing change in the vaccine please visit:

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