Vaccination coverage among teens is increasing, CDC says

11/14/2011 | Yahoo! ·

Data from the 2006-2009 National Immunization Survey-Teens revealed that the number of children aged 13 to 17 who were current on the tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough vaccine, meningitis vaccine, and human papillomavirus vaccine increased from 10% in 2006 to nearly 42% in 2009. HPV vaccination is still lagging, although the number of girls who completed the three doses increased from 18% in 2006 to 27% in 2009, CDC researchers wrote in the journal Pediatrics.

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