According to the CDC there has been a 56 percent drop in HPV infections in American teen girls since 2006 when the vaccination was introduced.
All people under the age of 26 can be vaccinated, and it is being administered to children as young as nine years old.
The HPV vaccination is a series of three shots given over a period of six months.
The safety of the HPV vaccine has been monitored since it was licensed in 2006. The CDC reports that the public should not be concerned that there are health or infertility problems associated with the vaccine.
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HPV Vaccine: Questions and Answers. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Retrieved January 16, 2015.
Reviewed January 23, 2015
by Michele Blacksberg RN