Improving HPV Immunization Rates
You are the key to cancer prevention
Make a strong recommendation for adolescent vaccines, including HPV, to boys and girls ages 11-12. Every visit on or after the 9th birthday is an opportunity to recommend the vaccine.
Minimal Side Effects to Prevent Cancer
Since the vaccine was licensed, very few patients reported side effects – and most of those were “non-serious” symptoms such as headache, nausea, and dizziness. Being infected with HPV can lead to cervical cancer, genital cancer, anogenital cancer, throat cancer and genital warts.
Longer Lasting Immunity for 11-12-Year-Olds
A higher level of the protective antibody is generated in the body of 11-12-year-olds after immunization, compared with older adolescents and young adults. This may result in longer-lasting immunity.