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Questions, Answers & Myths about the HPV Vaccine

Stephanie Crewe
Aug 15 2014

August is National Immunization Awareness Month Immunizations have helped children stay healthy for more than 50 years and have reduced the number of vaccine-preventable diseases by more than 90 percent. One of the newest vaccines added to the American Academy of Pediatrics schedule of immunizations is the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccine, which was recommended in 2007 for females and in 2012 for both males and females (based on updated data). This vaccination for pre-teens and teens is a source of many questions from parents, and in the overview below adolescent medicine specialist Dr. Stephanie Crewe provides general information about the HPV vaccine and when it should be administered for the best protection. What is a vaccine and why do we... View Article