CDC recommends that all children aged 11 to 12 be vaccinated against HPV. But the latest data show that in 2018, only 51% of American adolescents were vaccinated against HPV according to the recommended procedure, an increase of only 2 percentage points over 2017.
Robert Redfield, director of the CDC, said: The latest data show that a quarter of parents still choose not to vaccinate their children after receiving medical advice for HPV vaccination. HPV vaccines are safe. Parents are encouraged to take children aged 11 or 12 to vaccinate to further prevent cancer caused by human papillomavirus in the future.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is believed to be the leading cause of cervical, anal, vaginal and penile cancers. Both men and women may be infected. At present, more than 100 kinds of human papillomavirus are known, and a few of them are high-risk types, such as HPV 16 and HPV 18, which cause about 70% of cervical cancer and precancerous lesions. HPV vaccine can prevent related cancers by preventing HPV infection.
Source: Xinhua responsible editor: Wang Fengzhi_NT2541