Safe & Effective Infection Prevention
HPV is sexually transmitted disease that can cause cancer. HPV (human papillomavirus) is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. Over 50% of sexually active people are infected with HPV at some point in their lives. It’s a group of 200+ related viruses that can cause several types of cancer in men and women, including most cases of cervical cancer.
Even though you may never develop any symptoms, you can still infect others. Today, 14 million Americans, including teens, are infected with HPV, and this will ultimately result in an about 35,000 future cancer cases.
The HPV vaccine can prevent most cases of cervical cancer if the vaccine is given before girls or women are exposed to the virus. It can also prevent vaginal, vulvar, anal, mouth, throat, head and neck cancers, as well as genital warts in women and men.
Protect Your Children From Cancers Caused By HPV
HPV vaccines are most effective when they are given before children become sexually active. The FDA has approved HPV vaccines for males and females ages 9–45. Doctors strongly recommend getting vaccinated earlier rather than later. Teens and young adults who aren’t vaccinated should schedule their HPV vaccines as soon as possible.
- Children ages 9–14 require two doses of the HPV vaccine 6–12 months apart
- Teens ages 15 and older require three doses over 6 months
- If you’re under age 26 and missed a shot, you can still catch up!
- Over 27-year-olds should consult their doctor before to getting vaccinated.
The HPV vaccine is not recommended for people who are moderately or severely ill, if you had a reaction to an earlier HPV or other vaccine, or if you’re allergic to yeast. The most common side effects include soreness, swelling, or redness at the injection site.
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“The HPV vaccine is important—it’s cancer prevention. Both boys and girls should get it as part of their routine 11 year old vaccines. Schedule yours today.”
Dr. David King