HPV vaccine for boys has ‘good start’ in 1st year

FILE - A child health nurse holds up a vial and box for the HPV vaccine, brand name Gardasil, at a clinic in Kinston, N.C. on Monday March 5, 2012. About 1 in 5 adolescent boys have rolled up their sleeves for a controversial vaccine designed to prevent cervical cancer in girls. The government on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 released teen vaccination rates for 2012 - the first full year since HPV shots were recommended for boys. (AP Photo/Daily Free Press, Charles Buchanan)ATLANTA (AP) — When the HPV vaccine was first recommended for boys, health officials worried it would be an unusually hard sell. But a new report suggests that might not be the case.

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