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We know that Human Papillomavirus causes genital warts and cancer. We know that the vaccine protects people against the seven high-risk variants of the virus which are responsible for about 90% of cervical cancers. It also protects against two more variants which cause like 90% of warts.

We currently recommend that adolescents get three doses of the vaccine. But maybe two would do? We have such a hard time getting all those shots to kids.

Also, when it's time for HPV shots, it can be more effective to just announce to patients and parents that now is the time to get this vaccine. Treating it like any other vaccine on the schedule leads to a higher acceptance rate. Couching at as something parents might want to refuse can lead to refusals.

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