• By Dana Sparks

Fewer Teen Girls Are Getting Vaccinated for HPV

March 18, 2013

HPV word collageA Mayo Clinic study shows fewer parents are having their teen daughters vaccinated to protect against the human papillomavirus (HPV), even though physicians are increasingly recommending adolescent vaccinations. Nearly 1 in 5 parents surveyed believe the HPV vaccine is unnecessary, and a growing number are concerned about potential side effects, researchers found. The findings are published in the new issue of the journal Pediatrics.

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