Single HPV vaccine dose prevents cervical cancer: WHO

The World Health Organisation logo is pictured at the entrance of the WHO building, in Geneva, Switzerland, on Dec 20, 2021.
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LONDON - A single dose of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is enough to protect against cervical cancer, a World Health Organisation group of experts has said.

At the moment, two- or three-dose regimens are recommended, but the WHO's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization said the evidence showed that one dose was as effective.

"This could be a game-changer for the prevention of the disease; seeing more doses of the life-saving jab reach more girls," the WHO said in a statement.

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