Cancer physicians want pediatricians to increase use of HPV vaccine

Oncologists are putting pressure on pediatricians to more strongly recommend the HPV vaccine, saying their endorsement will help prevent cancers decades down the line.

One pediatrician even told the Washington Post the low HPV vaccination rate—40 percent nationally among girls and 22 percent among boys—is an “epic fail” on the part of family doctors.

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