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Does HPV vaccine prevent facial warts, since warts are caused by the HPV virus?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Hpv vaccine is primarily to prevent genital warts and cervical cancer.
Answered on Mar 20, 2013

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