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Old 09-25-2008, 02:31 PM   #1
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why is the hpv jab only for girls in year 8 ?

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Old 09-25-2008, 05:18 PM   #2
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Re: hpv

By "hpv jab" I assume you mean the vaccine for a few of the HPV strains. When you say "year 8" I assume you mean girls who are about 13-16 years old. Am I correct so far?

The vaccine was approved for girls/ young women from ages 8 to 26 (I think that's right).

I've seen a lot of posts asking about the vaccine here at HB. I assume there is a big push in the UK for year 8 girls to have the vaccine. Am I right?

I don't know why the UK is pushing for girls to have the vaccine right now. I don't know if it is a marketing strategy or what. There are many plusses to getting the vaccine. There are also some concerns about the vaccine.

I don't think I've answered any of your questions. Sorry.

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