The University of Pomona students who developed the first supervised injection of the HPV vaccine are now the first to be vaccinated in the United States.
The Pomona College campus in Pomona, California is one of the largest campuses in the world.
In the past year, the university has been the subject of a major vaccine safety debate, as a California court ruled that the school failed to comply with a court order to vaccinate its students.
The HPV vaccine has been available in the West since 2012, but the first batch of it was delivered to the Pomona campus in 2016.
The first batch was distributed to more than 2,400 students.
Pomona College’s director of campus life, Robert M. Orenstein, said the first of the school’s new members was a woman who was diagnosed with the HPV in 2014.
Orenstein said the students had the “highest rate of HPV in the country,” with nearly one-third of them having the virus in their body.
He said they were the first group of college students in the nation to get a vaccine in the past few years.
The new batch of the vaccine was delivered through a team of Pomonecans who work in the Vaccine Delivery Systems division at the University of Pennsylvania, Orensteins office said in a news release.
Oregani told the New York Times last week that the vaccine is being distributed in the Philadelphia, New York, and New York City areas because of its popularity.