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Experts Panel Says Too Many Children Shunning HPV Vaccine

The New York Times reports, “Not enough children in the United States are being vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus, or HPV, according to a report issued on Monday by the President’s Cancer Panel.” In 2012, “only about a third of girls ages 13 to 15 and less than 7 percent of boys in the United States had received the shots. Vaccination rates are much higher in Australia (71.2 percent) and Britain (60.4 percent). Doctors and parents need better education, the report says, and it also urges that pharmacists be allowed to give the injections.”

Read it in The New York Times.