The Wall Street Journal (1/27, Winslow, Subscription Publication) reports that in a statement yesterday, the US’ National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers called for all kids to complete the three-shot HPV vaccine regimen.

        The Baltimore Sun (1/27, McDaniels) reports that the centers “called the potential spread of” HPV “a ‘public health threat’ and urged doctors to be advocates on the issue.”

        The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (1/27, Schmitt) reports that just “forty percent of girls and 21 percent of boys in the United States are receiving the recommended three doses of the HPV vaccine, according to the CDC.” Those rates are far below “the desired goal of 80 percent by the end of the decade, set by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Healthy People 2020 mission.”