Many Patients Refusing the HPV Vaccine

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By Molly Clifton

A new survey finds that most doctors are offering the HPV vaccine, but many patients refuse it.

The vaccine is recommended for all females ages eleven to 26.

It protects against the Human Papilloma Virus which can cause cervical cancer.

Only 27 percent of physicians in the survey said most of their eligible patients are getting the vaccine.

Boston Uiversity Researchrs say the low rate is because patients or their parents are saying no.



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