CDC HPV Vaccine Recommendations

A Statement from the CDC

On the show, Katie dives into the HPV vaccine controversy – It’s considered a life-saving cancer preventer … but is it a potentially deadly dose for girls? Read the statement below from the CDC.

HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention

The HPV vaccine is recommended for preteen boys and girls at age 11 or 12 to protect them from most of the cancers caused by human papillomavirus infection. HPV infection can cause cervical cancer in women and penile cancer in men. HPV can also cause anal cancer, throat cancer and genital warts in both men and women.

HPV is a very common virus that spreads between people when they have sexual contact with another person. About 14 million people, including teens, become infected with HPV each year.

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