CDC: 1 in 3 teen girls got cervical cancer vaccine

Sep 17, 2009 By MIKE STOBBE , AP Medical Writer

(AP) -- A new government report shows one in three teenage girls have rolled up their sleeves for a relatively new vaccine against cervical cancer, but vaccination rates vary dramatically between states.

The highest rates were in Rhode Island and New Hampshire, where more than half of girls ages 13 through 17 got at least one dose of three-shot vaccination. The lowest rates were in Mississippi, Georgia and South Carolina.

The federal report is the first to give state-by-state rates for the Gardasil vaccine that targets the sexually transmitted . The report was released Thursday by the .

---

On the Net:

CDC report: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr

©2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Explore further: Added benefit of vedolizumab is not proven

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

N.H. finds voluntary vaccination works

May 13, 2007

New Hampshire says it has a winning formula for getting teenage girls vaccinated against a virus linked to cervical cancer -- make the shot voluntary.

CDC, states: US swine flu cases jump to 68

Apr 28, 2009

(AP) -- The number of confirmed swine flu cases in the United States has jumped to 64, federal officials said Tuesday, and states reported at least four more.

Recommended for you

Added benefit of vedolizumab is not proven

18 hours ago

Vedolizumab (trade name Entyvio) has been approved since May 2014 for patients with moderately to severely active Crohn disease or ulcerative colitis. In an early benefit assessment pursuant to the Act on the Reform of the ...

Seaweed menace may yield new medicines

Oct 22, 2014

An invasive seaweed clogging up British coasts could be a blessing in disguise. University of Greenwich scientists have won a cash award to turn it into valuable compounds which can lead to new, life-saving drugs.

User comments : 0