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Oct

Preteens Need Only 2 HPV Shots _ Not 3, CDC Says

It’s now easier for preteens to get the cervical cancer vaccine.

The government on Wednesday quickly adopted a recommendation that preteens get two shots instead of three and space them further apart. Health officials hope that will boost the number of girls and boys who get vaccinated.

“It will be simpler now for parents to get their kids the HPV vaccine series, and protect their kids from HPV cancers,” said Dr. Nancy Messonnier of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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