HPV Vaccine Update
Many studies have underscored the high rates of HPV in sexually active individuals. In fact, HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections worldwide and in the United States it is estimated that 24.9 million women aged 14 to 50 years are infected. Those studies suggest that adolescents and young women are the most vulnerable with high rates of infection seen shortly after the onset of sexual activity.
In spite of the encouragement to vaccinate girls after the age of nine, only one out of four girls has received all three HPV shots. If your daughter is not vaccinated, talk to your doctor, or better yet, make an appointment now!
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