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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cancer centers are working to increase HPV vaccinations across the nation, but particularly in Mountain West states, where vaccination rates are low.

Utah Department of Health, Utah Cancer Control Program

Utah’s rate of vaccination for HPV, or Human papillomavirus, is well below the national average.  The Utah Department of Health is launching a new media campaign aimed at increasing the rate of HPV vaccinations among 11-12 year old Utahns.

Utah Ranks Low in HPV Vaccinations

Jun 16, 2014
Jan Christian via Wikimedia Commons

A vaccination known to prevent cervical cancer is still not offered at public health departments in at least five Utah counties. Meanwhile, the state is nearly dead last in the number of girls who get vaccinated.