States mandating hpv
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C., and the varicella vaccine was required in 38 states and D. The HPV vaccine protects against multiple strains of the sexually-transmitted papillomavirus, which can cause cervical, anal, penile and throat cancer.
According to CDC data, less than half of girls and even fewer boys had completed the three dose series of shots in 2013.
An initial push to require the vaccine in 2006 following its approval may have seemed premature and left a “bitter taste” for policymakers, Schwartz said, although this new research cannot explain why HPV vaccines have been treated differently than previous vaccines.
A large body of evidence supports the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, and several studies have found that getting the shots does not lead to kids engaging in more risky sexual behavior.
“That’s been pretty persuasively put to bed,” Schwartz said.
The HPV vaccine works extremely well, according to a CDC spokesperson.