CDC Releases First Report on Cervical Cancer Vaccine Rates

by: cancercompass

While one in three teenage girls have received a vaccine against cervical cancer, rates vary between states, reports the Associated Press.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the first report to show state-by-state rates for the Gardasil vaccine that targets the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus.

In that report, more than half of girls ages 13-17 in Rhode Island and New Hampshire got at least one dose of the three-shot vaccination. The lowest rates were in Mississippi, Georgia and South Carolina.

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