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Updated HPV Vaccine Guideline

Updated HPV Vaccine Guideline

July 21, 2016

(Managed Care Magazine) – The American Cancer Society (ACS) has endorsed human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the principal source of guidance on U.S. immunization policy. An updated guideline from the ACS supports the ACIP recommendation to vaccinate males as well as females at ages 11 to 12 to protect against HPV infection, which is associated not only with cervical cancers, but also with penile, anal, oropharyngeal, and other cancers.

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