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2013-07-19 10:52:08

Boys are more likely to receive the quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV4) if their mothers receive flu shots or Pap screenings, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the American Journal of Public Health. The study examined the electronic health records of more than 250,000 boys aged 9 to 17 years enrolled in the Kaiser Permanente Southern California health plan and found that a total of 4,055 boys – or 1.6 percent of the membership in this age...

2012-07-09 10:52:05

Study shows evidence of herd protection The HPV vaccine not only has resulted in a decrease in human papillomavirus infection in immunized teens but also in teens who were not immunized. The study is believed to be the first to show a substantial decrease in HPV infection in a community setting as well as herd protection — a decrease in infection rates among unimmunized individuals that occurs when a critical mass of people in a community is immunized against a contagious disease....

AAP Recommends HPV Vaccine For Boys
2012-02-28 05:58:51

After last year´s heated political rows over mandating vaccinations for human papillomavirus (HPV) in teenage girls, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has announced that it now also supports vaccinations for boys as well. According to Monday´s online version of the AAP´s publication Pediatrics, boys aged 11 and 12 should receive three routine immunizations against HPV, a revision of the organization´s previous stance on the issue which it had termed a...


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