Compared to other generations, rates for cervical cancer are 87% lower in women who got the HPV vaccine when they were between 12 and 13 years old, according to a study from the United Kingdom. Cervical cancer has a 62% lower rate in teen girls that were vaccinated between 14 and 16 years old. Those between 16 and 18 years of age showed a rate that was 34% lower. The rate of cervical cancer in women who were vaccinated between ages 14 and 16 was 62% lower. And in those vaccinated between 16 and 18, it was 34% lower. The study was published in the Lancet and was released Wednesday. It relied on information from England's HPV vaccination program that began vaccinating girls at the age of 12, also offering what's being referred to as "catch-up" vaccines for older age groups. "This represents an important step forwards in cervical cancer prevention. We hope that these new results encourage uptake as the success of the vaccination program relies not only on the efficacy of the vaccine but also the proportion of the population vaccinated," study co-author Dr. Kate Soldan said. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched a campaign to increase HPV vaccination rates in January, CNN reports. States with low vaccination rates were targeted in the campaign, and that includes South Carolina, Texas and Mississippi. Additionally, CNN points out that the American Academy of Pediatrics found HPV vaccination rates to be getting better. Yet, fewer than half of young adults in the United States have received one or more doses. Proffesor Marc Brisson of Universit\u00e9 Laval in Quebec told USA Today in 2019 that cervical cancer could be eliminated "if sufficiently high-vaccination coverage can be achieved and maintained."