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The American Cancer Society (ACS) has updated its guideline for human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination. New recommendations are for healthcare providers to routinely offer the HPV vaccine series to boys and girls between ages 9 and 12.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that almost half (49%) of teenagers have been fully vaccinated for human papillomavirus (HPV), an increase of 5 percentage points from 2016.
Researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and colleagues have found that the HPV vaccine protects women from a form of the virus that causes oral infection as well as cervical infection.