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One HPV vaccine dose prevents cervical cancer: WHO

Experts call it a 'game-changer' for the prevention of the disease



Reuters
Reuters

By Reuters

Published: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 8:14 PM

A single dose of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is enough to protect against cervical cancer, a World Health Organisation group of experts has said.

At the moment, two- or three-dose regimens are recommended, but the WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation said the evidence showed that one dose was as effective.

“This could be a game-changer for the prevention of the disease; seeing more doses of the life-saving jab reach more girls,” the WHO said in a statement.

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