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HPV vaccine now recommended for Bronx students

The vaccine is controversial for parents who say they do not know its long-term side effects.

THE BRONX - New York City public school students getting back-to-school physicals and vaccines are being told to get the HPV vaccine.

A St. Barnabas Hospital doctor says the HPV vaccine is recommended for students entering sixth grade. The vaccine prevents the sexually transmitted infection HPV and can help prevent cervical cancer.

The vaccine is controversial for parents who say they do not know its long-term side effects.

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