ICYMI, August 10, 2018

Published on August 10, 2018

Updated on November 1, 2019

Catch-up HPV shots work for teen girls

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Catch-Up HPV Shots Work for Teen Girls
WEDNESDAY, August 8, 2018 (U.S. News & World Report) — Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations are effective for teen girls who didn’t get the recommended shots when they were 11 or 12, researchers report. 

The Kaiser Permanente study of more than 25,000 women aged 26 and younger found that those who got all three doses of the vaccinations between ages 14 and 20 were protected against the virus that is spread through sexual contact and could lead to cervical cancer.

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