The HPV vaccine is cancer prevention. Why get vaccinated? According to the CDC, HPV vaccine prevents infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) types that are associated with many cancers, including:
Cervical cancer in females
Vaginal and vulvar cancers in females
Anal cancer in females and males
Throat cancer in females and males
Penile cancer in males
It is recommended that all boys and girls receive the 2 dose series starting at 11 or 12 years old. However, all boys and girl 9-26 years old can receive the vaccine. During our August Back to School Vaccine Events, all HPV vaccine administration fees will be paid for, thanks to the generous donation from the Ellermeyer Family Fund of the North Texas Community Foundation. This means your child can receive the vaccine at NO COST TO YOU! Still not convinced? Texas Medical Association has a GREAT resource page: https://www.texmed.org/HPV/ As always, we are happy to answer any questions related to HPV.