Fewer Young Women Are Getting The HPV Shot

A study found that fewer women are getting the series of three shots to protect against HPV, which are supposed to be received during a six-month period. In 2006, 50 percent of young women studied had completed the series of three shots. By 2009, there was only 22 percent completion. The vaccine, which can protect against cervical cancer, is recommended for all women under 26. It may have hurt a little, and it was a pain to have to go back to the doctor every two months, but I’m glad to be protected.

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