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HPV vaccination rate still lagging

ATLANTA — Only about half of US teenage girls have received a controversial cervical cancer vaccine — a rate that’s changed little in three years.

‘‘We’re dropping the ball,’’ said Dr. Thomas Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ‘‘This is a huge disappointment.’’

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