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Let’s Talk about HPV

Jennifer Northridge, M.D., section chief of adolescent medicine at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, was featured in this article regarding the Gardasil -9 vaccine, which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in people ages nine to 45 to protect them against the human papillomavirus (HPV), a group of related viruses named for the warts caused by some of the HPV strains. Since 2006, when a version of the vaccine was approved to treat girls nine to 26, studies showing its effectiveness have led the FDA to extend its recommendations to cover a larger population.

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