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who should get the hpv vaccine?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
9 YEARS OLD TO26 : Both sexes boys/girls and men/women between ages of 9 to 26 should get hpv vaccine in series of three shots.
Answered on Sep 1, 2012
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Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
9-26yrs old: It is currently recommended for all men and women from as early as 9 years old to 26 years of age. Should prevent a large percentage of hpv disease and thus many cases of cancer.
Answered on Sep 8, 2013
Dr. Caren Reaves
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Most people: It is currently approved and recommended for men and women ages 9-26. The chances of catching hpv the first time you have sex is almost 50% if your partner is not a virgin so it's best to get the hpv vaccine before you become sexually active.
Answered on Feb 6, 2015
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