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Take the Shot Nights at Falmouth High School and Mashpee High School

Taking a Shot at HPV Prevention!

Young fans who attend the Falmouth High girls’ basketball game on Jan. 31 and the Mashpee High boys’ basketball game on Feb. 14 will have the opportunity to spin a prize wheel and participate in a halftime basketball free-throw contest.

At the 3rd Annual “Take the Shot Night,” they will also, along with their parents/guardians, learn about a different shot that will protect them from the HPV virus and HPV-related cancers.

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Years after Texas backed off HPV vaccine mandate, cervical cancer rate soars

Texas and Australia took two very different paths in 2007. And the difference is unbelievable. Continue to Article

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Human Papillomavirus Vaccination for Adults: Updated Recommendations

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Study: HPV Vaccine Works

A new meta-analysis published in The Lancet in June shows the HPV vaccine is very effective and is expected to lower the rate of cervical and other related cancers.

The researchers reviewed data from 60 million young men and women in 14 high-income nations, with up to 8 years of post-vaccination follow-up. Continue to the Cape Cod Health News Article.

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British boys will receive HPV vaccine to prevent 'thousands of cancers'

London (CNN)Boys aged 12 and 13 will be offered the HPV vaccine in all British schools from September, in a move health officials say will prevent thousands of cancer cases. Continue to Article

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KIDS' HEALTH HPV vaccine benefits 'exceed expectations,' may lead to elimination of cervical cancer

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End cervical cancer? The HPV vaccine could do it, study suggests

More than 10 years after it became widely available to the public, a recent analysis of prior studies confirms one thing: The HPV vaccine may be a lifesaver. It could even lead to the outright eradication of cervical cancer. Continue to Article

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HPV Vaccines are Reducing Infections, Warts-- Probably Cancer

An analysis covering 66 million young people has found plummeting rates of precancerous lesions and genital warts after vaccination against the human papillomavirus.

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How to talk to parents about HPV vaccines

What if scientists created a vaccine to prevent cancer but the public largely ignored it? Sadly, that’s where we are with the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine, one of the few preventive cancer vaccines in existence. Fred Hutch public health researcher shares science-based tips to help doctors navigate crucial cancer-prevention conversation.

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Vaccine reduces HPV prevalence among teen girls by 86% in 10 years

Within 10 years of vaccine introduction, HPV prevalence decreased 86% among females aged 14 to 19 years in the United States, and 71% in women aged 20 to 24 years, according to study findings presented at the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, or EIS, conference.

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