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the first statistics I've seen about the HPV vaccine's effectiveness


Hi all,

I know this is American, but it is still very interesting and pertinent.



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Thanks for posting. The vaccine is now being used in boys in Wales and about time too. People should be aware that if they have children who missed out ( I think girls have been in the programme for ten years?) they can still get s free course on the NHS till they are 25. According to the Americans there is still some protection till age 45. Gardisil costs around £450 for a course, I believe. I shall be paying for my 34 year old daughter to be vaccinated.