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Teen vaccination rates on the rise

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A new report finds teen vaccination rates are increasing across the country.

The Centers for Disease Control estimates at least a 15 percent increase in 2009 for vaccines recommended for pre-teens.

Rates were up for most common diseases, however, only 27 percent of girls got the recommended three doses of the HPV vaccine, with especially low coverage among African-Americans and Hispanics.

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