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Gardasil cervical cancer vaccine to be given to teenage boys in world first

Posted on Mar 8, 2013 in Vaccines

AUSTRALIAN teenage boys will become the first in the world to receive the groundbreaking cervical cancer vaccine from today even though its a cancer they won’t ever develop. Boys aged 12-13 will be vaccinated with Gardasil at schools around the country and in coming months boys aged 14-15 will get the jab as part of a catch up program. More than one million teenage girls aged 12-16 have already been vaccinated under the free program that is expected to reduce the 700 new cases of cervical cancer diagnosed each year. The vaccine fights off 70 per cent of cervical cancers caused by the...

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