The Indiana State Department of Health has kicked off a plan to reduce the number of deaths from cervical cancer.
The CDC now estimates about 70 percent of all oropharyngeal cancers may be caused by HPV, including roughly 12,600 cases in men each year.
A letter recently stirred up a controversy by encouraging parents to vaccinate their kids against the human papillomavirus, or HPV.
The proposed House bill set a goal for the state to have 80 percent of 13 -15 year olds vaccinated against HPV by 2020.
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The FDA approved the HPV vaccine seven years ago, but Indiana's vaccination rate still lags behind other states.
The goal is to make immunizations more available to the public and drive down health care costs.