October 6th, 2011

Pulse on Health: To vaccinate your daughter, or not to vaccinate

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Parents worry about vaccinating young daughters against human papilloma virus. WebMD says the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends routine vaccine for girls age 11 to 12, although it can be given to girls ages 9 to 26. The vaccination can be given to boys as well. According to MayoClinic.com, "various strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection, play a role in causing most cases of cervical cancer."

Post-Bulletin, by Jeff Hansel, 10/6/11

Tags: Infectious Diseases

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