“About 79 million Americans are currently infected with HPV,” the CDC says.
“About 14 million people become newly infected each year.
Parents don’t want to talk to an 11-year-old girl about sex.
And, honestly, an 11-year-old girl wants to talk about sex with everybody but the two people in that room.” More and more men and women are likely to develop oral cancer in the coming years — a lot of people are too old to have been vaccinated.
And delaying vaccination often means the child never gets vaccinated at all.