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Apr 30, 2013 12:05 PM by Michael Handler;KSBY News

Less HPV vaccine may be as effective

New research suggests two doses of the HPV vaccine may be enough to protect girls against Cervical Cancer.

Young women typically get three doses of the vaccine, but the cost of the regimen has made it difficult to implement worldwide. A Canadian study looked at antibody levels for girls who got the regular three doses of the vaccine, and compared them to girls who got only two doses.

Those who got two doses had immune responses to the two most common types of HPV.

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