TITLE

State's HPV vaccination rate among lowest in U.S

AUTHOR(S)
Dunn, Jamey
PUB. DATE
October 2013
SOURCE
Illinois Issues;Oct2013, Vol. 39 Issue 10, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the low rate of vaccination in Illinois against the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection, as revealed by a study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Topics include decline in the number of teenage girls in Illinois who were vaccinated against HPV from 2011 to 2012, HPV's role in causing various kinds of cancer, and the Illinois Department of Public Health's (IDPH) efforts to raise awareness related to HPV vaccination.
ACCESSION #
90616632

 

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