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CDC calls for an increase in HPV vaccination coverage to 80% nationwide

via:CnBeta     time:2019/8/24 20:02:53     readed:735

Of about 348,000 cancers that may be caused by human papillomavirus, 92% are caused by human papillomavirus.HPV vaccine coverage is caused by subtypes of the virus, so if vaccinated as recommended, it is expected to be prevented.

CDC recommends that all children aged 11 to 12 be vaccinated against HPV. But the latest data show that in 2018, only 51% of American adolescents were vaccinated against HPV according to the recommended procedure, an increase of only 2 percentage points over 2017.

Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said: "the latest data show that 1/4 of parents still choose not to vaccinate their children after receiving medical advice to vaccinate their children. HPV vaccine is safe. We encourage parents to vaccinate children with 11 or 2 years of age to further prevent future cancer caused by human papillomavirus."

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is believed to be the leading cause of cervical, anal, vaginal and penile cancers. Both men and women may be infected. At present, more than 100 kinds of human papillomavirus are known, and a few of them are high-risk types, such as HPV 16 and HPV 18, which cause about 70% of cervical cancer and precancerous lesions. HPV vaccine can prevent related cancers by preventing HPV infection.

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