Should Sexually Inexperienced Pre-Adolescents Receive the HPV Vaccine?

Dr. William Schaffner says there are ample reasons for pre-adolescents to get vaccinated.
3:00 | 08/06/12

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There are many different human apple -- and some of them -- -- transmitted. Very readily from close personal contact. These are the ones that can only cause warts the kinds of -- you get on your hands and occasionally on your feet. But also those viruses those apple -- viruses that can cause genital warts. Likewise they can be transmitted through close personal contact. Now when it comes to these types of viruses that cause. The different kinds of cancers those are transmitted overwhelmingly. Through sexual intimacy. And so. The war casual personal contacts. For those viruses are. Eight by way of transmission not a highway of transmission. The bottom line is that whether through close personal contact or sexually. It really is important to prevent those apple will viruses. From infecting anyone because if you. Through the use of the vaccine. We protect ourselves from cancers and warts and also protect those around us -- their simple reasons. To follow the recommendations. That. Just pre adolescents. Age 1112. To start the vaccination series against human apple viruses. Both for girls. End for boys.

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