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CDC Says Teen Vaccination Rates Up But Should Go Higher

 The Wall Street Journal writes about vaccination rates among teens: "The CDC says more teenagers got their recommended immunizations last year, but that there's room for improvement - for example, only 27% of teenage girls received the recommended three doses of human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine. That's still an improvement of 9 percentage points from 2008. About 44% of teen girls had at least one dose of HPV vaccine" (Hobson, 8/19).

NPR: "Officials say that is still far from the government goal of reaching 90 percent vaccine coverage for everyone.This is the second year the centers have tracked and emphasized the need for shots for tweens and teens" (Neighmond, 8/20).

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