HPV, or Human Papillomavirus, is a common virus that can cause 6 types of cancer. While there is no treatment for HPV, there is a vaccine that can prevent it.
If your son or daughter is between ages 9 and 12, talk to their doctor about the HPV vaccine. The vaccine is safe, effective, and long-lasting.
Vaccinating your child at the recommended ages can help keep them healthy well into adulthood and is the best way to prevent HPV cancers later in life.
The American Cancer Society recommends that boys and girls get the HPV vaccine between the ages of 9 and 12. Teens and young adults through age 26 who are not already vaccinated should get the HPV vaccine as soon as possible. Teens who start the series late may need 3 shots instead of 2.
The HPV vaccine can protect your child’s future because it helps prevent six types of cancer later in life.
Almost 35,000 people get HPV cancers in the United States every year.
HPV is very common. Eight out of ten people will get HPV at some point in their lives.
HPV vaccination can prevent more than 90% of HPV cancers when given at the recommended ages.