New York City Health Department launches HPV prevention campaign

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The HPV vaccine lowers the risk of HPV, which can cause cervical cancer in women. (Credit: News 12)

The New York City Health Department is launching a new subway ad campaign to raise awareness about HPV prevention.

The campaign encourages parents to vaccinate their preteens against the HPV virus, the most common sexually transmitted disease. While the virus is mostly harmless, cervical cancer is overwhelmingly caused by HPV. Getting the vaccination lowers the risk by about 80 percent.


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