The 411 on Vaccines

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  • Who Should Be Vaccinated?
  • African-Americans and Vaccines
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Meningococcal Vaccine
  • 011013 health flu what should know vaccine shot sign
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • TDAP Vaccine
  • Diseases With No Available Vaccines
  • Affordable Vaccines
  • August is National Immunization Awareness Month
  • What Are Vaccines and Immunizations?
  • Vaccines Are Safe and Effective

HPV Vaccine

African-American women are 40 percent more likely to develop cervical cancer caused by the STD human papillomavirus (HPV). One way to reduce those chances is with Gardasil, a three-dose HPV vaccine. Gardasil protects women (and boys) against the four strains of HPV. These shots are currently recommended for young girls and women between 11 and 26. 

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