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Vaccinations

The HPV vaccine protects against the human papillomaviruess and causes most cervical cancers. It is recommended for male and female patients aged 11 to 12 years. Stressing the importance of the vaccine to boys, especially, can help reduce spread of the disease. The vaccine can be administered to female patients aged 26 and under and male patients aged 21 years and younger.

Efficacy and Herd Effects of HPV Vaccination Programs

An updated systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy of HPV vaccines revealed compelling evidence for the considerable effect of HPV vaccination programs on HPV infections and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2+ (CIN2+) among girls and women, and on anogenital warts diagnoses among girls, women, boys, and men. The review, published in The Lancet, included…

Achieving Polio Eradication

To achieve global polio eradication, countries must improve emergency action strategies in order to vaccinate and access all populations and children, according to an update published in Morbidity and Mortality Week Report. Since its inception in 1988, Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the transmission of wild poliovirus has been interrupted in all countries except Pakistan, Nigeria,…

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