The American Cancer Society is endorsing a recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that says boys and girls who start receiving the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine between ages 9 and 14 can get 2 doses instead of 3.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revised its recommendation for the HPV vaccination for ages 9 through 14. Children in that age group can now get just 2 shots instead of 3.