Report calls for more HPV vaccinations

By WEEK Producer

February 10, 2014 Updated Feb 11, 2014 at 12:23 AM CDT

A new government report says more children need to get the HPV vaccine.

The report from the President's cancer panel finds only one-third of girls between the ages of 13 and 17 received all three doses of the vaccine

That is far less than the government's goal of 80-percent.

The panel calls for improved education for doctors and parents and recommends pharmacists be trained to administer the shots.

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