DENTON – The Centers for Disease Control recommends that preteens should only get two doses of the human papillomavirus vaccine instead of the previously recommended three doses.
HPV can cause cervical cancer, other cancers, and genital warts.
The CDC indicates based on data from clinical trials, two doses given at least six months apart will provide safe, effective, and long lasting protection against HPV cancers.
This recommendation will make it easier for busy parents to get their child vaccinated.
It’s still recommended that teens and young adults from 15 to 26 years old get three doses of the vaccine.