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HPV Vaccine Falls Short for African-American Women

A new study found that the current human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine falls short in preventing cervical cancer in Black women. Researchers claim that we are more likely to have HPV subtypes that the vaccines do not protect women from, the Huffington Post reported. The report’s authors hope that Big Pharm will create more diverse vaccines that will create a wider safety net.

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