Research finds evidence HPV vaccine is improving herd immunity

A study from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that the prevalence of the types of oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infections prevented by the HPV vaccine dropped by 37% over an eight-year period in unvaccinated U.S. men ages 18 to 59.

The investigators performed a study of oral HPV infection in the U.S. population in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The team looked for evidence of herd protection against oral HPV infections in adults who had not received the HPV vaccine. READ MORE

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