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NCI Cancer Centers endorse HPV and COVID-19 vaccinations

3D illustration of the Human Papilloma Virus
The human papillomavirus. Image: © Tatiana Shepeleva

The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cancer Center joins other National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Centers in strongly encouraging parents to get their adolescents the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination as soon as possible. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia recently authorized COVID-19 vaccination for 12- to 15-year-old children. The CDC allowed for missed doses of routinely recommended vaccines, including HPV, to be administered at the same time. NCI Cancer Centers strongly urge action by health care systems and health care providers to identify and contact adolescents due for vaccinations, and to use every opportunity to encourage and complete vaccination.

Learn more about this initiative (pdf).

Written by: Eliene Augenbraun, Creative Director | augenbr@cshl.edu | 516-367-5055

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