April 2022: Japan reboots HPV vaccination campaign

Japan rebooted its HPV vaccination drive on April 1 after a nine-year pause, with the health ministry resuming its recommendation that girls ages 12-16 get the shot. Less than 1% of eligible teenage girls have been vaccinated against HPV since the country’s 2013 decision not to promote the jab amid antivaccine sentiment and claims about “debilitating side effects.” Science

 

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