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Cervical Cancer

26 October 2011

Boys should also get HPV shot

A US government panel is recommending that young boys also get the HPV shot, a vaccine now given to girls to prevent cervical cancer.

A US government panel is recommending that young boys also get the HPV shot. That's the vaccine now given to girls to prevent cervical cancer, which has become embroiled in the politics of the Republican presidential primary season.

The Advisory Committee on Immunisation Practices made the recommendation on Tuesday. Federal health officials usually adopt what the panel says and asks doctors and patients to follow the recommendations.

 

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