• Chunichi Shimbun

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It has been eight years since the central government stopped calling for people to get vaccinations against the human papillomavirus, or HPV — the main cause of cervical cancer.

In a significant policy change, a health ministry panel decided on Oct. 1 that it would resume promoting the vaccination, which is basically free of charge for girls between the sixth grade and their first year of high school.

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