Anogenital and oropharyngeal cancers that are attributed to oncogenic strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) number approximately 31 500 per year in the United States (https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/hpv/statistics/cases.htm), and despite the availability of a safe and effective HPV vaccine that protects against these strains, the United States has a disappointing record of vaccine uptake after more than a decade of promoting the vaccine for adolescents.
Daley E, Thompson E, Zimet G. Human Papillomavirus Vaccination and School Entry RequirementsPolitically Challenging, But Not Impossible. JAMA Pediatr. Published online November 05, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.3327
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