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The HPV vaccine protects against human papillomavirus – the virus known to cause most cervical cancers, as well as other cancers.
Experts recommend children begin the HPV vaccine series at a young age, but a recent study shows most children do not.
“Experts recommend that it starts by at least age 11, and that we complete the series by age 13,” said Kimberly Giuliano, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, who did not take part in the study. “This study found that only 16 percent of children had completed the HPV vaccine before their thirteenth birthday.”