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Parents aren't getting teens inoculated

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FOX News- Some teenagers could be a risk for disease because they aren't getting recommended vaccinations.

That's the finding of a new study at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

Many parents are not having their teens inoculated for tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, meningitis and the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV).

When it comes to the controversial HPV vaccine, some parents also said it was not necessary and in some cases noted their children were not sexually active, or not an appropriate age.

Some also said the shots were not recommended. The study found cost was not a major concern but it was a factor for some parents.
Researchers conclude more doctors need to discuss the benefits of particular vaccines with teens and their parents. 

The study can be found in this week's journal of Pediatrics.
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