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A single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer by more than a third, suggests a new study published in the journal Cancer.
The tests were conducted on nearly 1,33,082 women and girls, of which half had been immunized with one, two or three injections. Girls aged 15-19 years, who had received one or more doses, had lower rates of pre-invasive cervical disease, in comparison to those who had not been vaccinated. In about five years, 2.65% of unvaccinated teens developed pre-invasive cervical disease, compared to 1.62%, 1.99% and 1.86% of girls in the one, two and three-dose groups, respectively. The risk was also significantly lower in these groups: 36%, 28% and 34% respectively… (The Indian Express, February 13, 2020)