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Health Department wants to boost HPV vaccination rates

The Barton County Health Department has been chosen to participate in the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Initiative, Health Director Shelly Schneider said.
HPV is a common virus that impacts both men and women, Schneider said. In the United States, each year HPV causes about 17,600 cancers in woman and 9,300 cancers in men.
“The HPV vaccine reduces the risk for HPV-related cancers,” she said. “These cancers can be prevented with immunization.”
The American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, recommends that both boys and girls receive the three ...


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