Cervical Cancer Vaccine Received By 25% Of Teen Girls

October 10, 2008

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has come out and released a new report which stated that 25% of all teenage girls in the U.S. have received the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil.<br /> ...Boston (ChattahBox) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has come out and released a new report which stated that 25% of all teenage girls in the U.S. have received the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil.

The CDC stated in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that 2.5 million of the 10 million teenage girls in the U.S. between the ages of 13 and 17 have received the cervical cancer vaccine.

Gardasil, made by Merck & Co. was approved not too long ago, and has already been received extremely well.

The vaccine is effective in preventing against four strains of the human papillomavirus, also known as HPV.

HPV is the most common cause of cervical cancer, and genital warts.

In just 1 year, 25% of teen girls in the U.S. have received the vaccine.  This puts it way ahead of the goal of 90% coverage the CDC is hoping for over time.

No data was released by the CDC as to how many women over the teenage age group received it.


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