Lawmaker: Offer HPV Vaccine to 7th Graders

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A state lawmaker is proposing that state health officials offer the HPV vaccine and educational material to seventh graders in South Carolina.

Democratic State Rep. Bakari Sellers of Bamberg plans a news conference Monday at the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina to discuss his proposed legislation.

The HPV, or human papilloma virus, is a relatively common virus but some types can cause cervical cancer.

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