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The HPV Vaccine Protects Against Cancer

Sadly, not enough boys are getting it

It would not be an overstatement to call the HPV vaccine a medical miracle.

"It's like the gift that keeps giving," said Mark Jit, a professor of vaccine epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Not only is it the sole vaccine that can prevent cancer, "we discover it's an even better vaccine as time goes on," he added.

Since its development and rollout in the mid-2010s, the HPV vaccine’s prowess at heeding off cervical cancer rates has been remarkable. Over an 11-year period in the United Kingdom, cases of cervical cancer fell by 87 percent among those who received the vaccine compared to those who didn’t. It’s conceivable that one day, a whole form of cancer could be effectively eliminated.

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