Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the cause of most cervical cancers and many oral and anal cancers. It affects both men and women. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates about one in four people are currently infected in the U.S.
HPV vaccination can prevent these cancers from ever developing. While doctors routinely screen for cervical cancer, there are no recommended cancer screening tests to detect the other five types of cancers caused by HPV. Health Professionals can help!
- Talk to parents about missed vaccines and assess vaccination status at every visit.
- Consult the CDCs immunization schedule designed to provide early protection before kids are exposed to potentially serious diseases.
- By ensuring your patients are vaccinated, you’ll be protecting them from 16 serious diseases.
- Be a champion for vaccination in your practice by ensuring all staff share a consistent message with parents about the importance of childhood vaccines.
For more Information Visit these Resources
- Pennsylvania Immunization Association https://www.immunizepa.org/
- Pennsylvania Cancer Coalition 2019-2023 Pennsylvania Cancer Control Plan
- Center for Disease Control National Immunization Month https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam/index.html
- Center for Disease Control Vaccine Schedules Child/Adolescent 2021 Vaccine Schedule
- Center for Disease Control Vaccine Toolkit Get Back on Track with Routine Vaccines