Last updated on September 27th, 2020 at 11:10 am
The cancer preventing HPV vaccine, known as Gardasil, Silgard, or Cervarix, is one of the very few ways available to actually reduce the risk of certain cancers. The vaccine reliably blocks HPV infections, which are directly linked to several dangerous cancers such as cervical cancer.
Unfortunately, most boys in the United States aren’t receiving the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine according to a new survey of teen vaccination from the CDC. This low HPV vaccine uptake may result from the failure of physicians to recommend the vaccine or adequately explain its benefits to parents.