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CDC says getting your teen vaccinated is effective

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics say getting your teen vaccinated is extremely effective and can help prevent cervical cancer and other diseases, but they just announced the number of girls getting the vaccine actually declined slightly last year.  

"The vaccine is very helpful, there is a lot of cervical cancer that can be prevented every year if the CDC estimates that if the number, if you can bring the number of people up to 80 percent of eligible children getting the vaccine, that you could decrease cervical cancer by about 4,000 each year," said Dr. Jacqueline Grant, District Health Director.  

It takes a 3-dose vaccine for full coverage. The CDC says HPV is so common that nearly all sexually active men and women will contract some form of it at some point in their lives.

 

 

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