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A Vaccine to Prevent Certain Cancers? Protect Your Child With HPV Vaccine

A Vaccine to Prevent Certain Cancers? Protect Your Child With HPV Vaccine

The CDC estimates that every year, over 30,000 men and women in the United States are affected by HPV cancers. Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson of Seattle Children’s shares insight on the importance of the HPV vaccination and advises that all boys and girls should get the HPV vaccine series at age 11 or 12.

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