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Why public schools should require the HPV vaccine

Posted September 14, 2015, 1:54 pm Claire McCarthy, M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications If you live in Rhode Island and your children go to public school, they will need to be vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV. This is a new requirement—and not everyone likes it. Those who oppose the change point out that you catch HPV through sex, unlike infections like measles or whooping cough that you can catch if…

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