HPV dosages drop


MASON CITY, Iowa – The Center for Disease Control is saying the number of human papillomavirus shots one gets can decrease, but why?

Preteens are now being asked to get two shots versus three.  Dropping it to two means the shots can be spaced out more.  The CDC hopes that more boys and girls will receive it.

“It can be very difficult, kids have so many busy schedules and activities so hopefully going down from three to two should definitely help parents and kids getting in,” Bethany Bjorklund, an Immunization Nurse at Cerro Gordo County Public Health.

The CDC recommends kids 11 and 12 get the shot before starting to have sex.  One third of 13 year old girls and boys had received three shots.

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