25% Of Teens Get Cervical Cancer Vaccine
March 22, 2017
25% of Teens Get Cervical Cancer Vaccine
According to the Los Angeles Times, about 25% of the nation’s teenage girls received the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil last year. 2007 was the first full year of distribution of Gardasil. This was concluded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Gardasil’s manufacturer, Merck & Co., released data which showed that only about 1% of Hispanic teenagers are receiving the vaccine.
The CDC recommends that girls get the cervical cancer vaccine when they are 11 or 12 years old.