N.H. first state to offer girls free cancer vaccine

Thu, 30 Nov 2006 07:00 AM EST

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A doctor holds the human papillomavirus vaccine Gardiasil in his hand at his Chicago office in this August file photo. New Hampshire announced plans on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 to become the first state to offer the new cervical-cancer vaccine free to all girls. New Hampshire announced plans Wednesday to become the first state to offer the new cervical-cancer vaccine free to all girls. Beginning in January, the vaccine against the human papilloma virus, or HPV, will be provided to girls ages 11 through 18.


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