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  1. Omesh K. Bharti
  2. Service delivery
  3. Thursday, 01 March 2012
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that the HPV vaccine be administered at 11 to 12 years of age in both boys and girls.I do not know the studies that show cost-benefit analysis of the vaccine in females, especially in a scenario when many countries are against this vaccine. The rationale of AAP is 2-fold: First, the vaccine is most effective if it is administered before the individual begins engaging in sexual activity, mainly because the vaccine is inactive against HPV strains acquired before vaccination. Second, children mount the most robust antibody responses to the vaccine when they are between the ages of 9 and 15 years, the AAP says. The link: Let's debate the rationale engaging intellectuals who are opposing its introduction internationally and then proceed, just a suggestion. Thanks and regards,

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