According to Medscape Today, a journal articles details that nearly 70% of young women and girls who received a HPV vaccination did not complete the recommended 3-dose treatment. HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted disease among adolescent girls in the U.S. The vast majority of girls and young women with HPV will clear the infection on their own but about 10% will develop persistence infections.
2641 girls and young women (ages 9-26 years old) were treated at the University of Maryland Medican Center started the HPV vaccination regimen. 39.1% of the females received the first dose, 30.1% received 2 doses, and only 30.78% received all 3 doses. Surprisingly, 18-26 year olds were least likely to complete all 3 doses of the HPV vaccine.