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Many young women infected with HPV, many not getting vaccine

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COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND (KWWL) -- Few of the women eligible for the HPV vaccine get the shots according to a new study from the University of Maryland.

Researchers found 2,500 teens started the HPV shot series out of the nearly 10,000 who were recommended to get the vaccine.

Additionally, just one-third got all three doses.

Young women age 18 and older were the least likely to get all the shots.

Experts say at any one time nearly thirty percent of sexually active teen girls are infected with HPV, and this study shows there are many teens who are not protected from the virus.

Online Anchor: Sunny Layne

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