HPV (human papillomavirus)
What is HPV (human papillomavirus)?
The HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine can help to protect against cervical, vulvar, vaginal, penile and anal cancer as well as against genital warts. These are serious conditions that can be prevented with proper planning, including early intervention. If you are interested in the HPV vaccine, a MinuteClinic® provider can talk to you about the benefits and risks of the vaccine and administer it if appropriate.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) affects about 14 million people in the United States every year. There are more than 40 different kinds of HPV that can cause everything from warts to cancer. Nearly 80 million Americans are thought to suffer from one of these forms of HPV. The types of cancer that HPV can cause include cancers of the:
What about the vaccine?
The CDC recommends that the HPV vaccine is administered to preteen girls and boys to protect against HPV infections that can cause cancer later in life. Young adults through age 26 years who didn’t start or finish the HPV vaccine series in their early teens are also recommended to receive the HPV vaccine. The HPV vaccine is given as a series of shots over a 6 to 12 month timeframe.
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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
HPV | Who Should Get Vaccine | Human Papillomavirus | CDC. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/parents/vaccine.html. (Accessed: 17th July 2016)
HPV Vaccine for Human Papillomavirus Fact Sheet for Parents | CDC. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/teen/hpv.html. (Accessed: 17th July 2016)
HPV | Questions and Answers | Human Papillomavirus | CDC. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/parents/questions-answers.html. (Accessed: 17th July 2016)
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