HPV stands for the Human PapillomaVirus and it can cause cancers in both women and men.
The HPV vaccine is recommended for boys and for girls who are at least 11 years old, so they are protected before ever being exposed to the HPV virus. Receiving the vaccine at an early age also produces a higher immune response. If your child has not yet receive the vaccine, come to the NET Health Immunizations Clinic.
In men, HPV can cause cancer of the penis. In women, HPV can cause cancers of the cervix, vagina, and vulva.
When your child receives the first HPV shot at our NET Health Immunizations Clinic, you can signup with NET Health to receive either a reminder email, text, phone call or all of these options, to make sure your child completes the necessary doses of the HPV series.
The HPV vaccine is endorsed by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine & the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).