• HPV (human papillomavirus) Vaccine at Ages 11 & 12

    Source: https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/parents/whatishpv.html

    • Human papillomavirus (pap-ah-LOmah-VYE-rus) (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States.

    • Some health effects caused by HPV can be prevented with vaccines.

    • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends 11 to 12 year olds get two doses of HPV vaccine to protect against cancers caused by HPV. The second dose should be given 6-12 months after the first dose.

    • In-depth information published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding HPV, and the HPV vaccines recommended for preteens and teens, is provided below.

    In this video, a family physician explains his decision, as a doctor and a parent, to make sure each of his children received HPV vaccine at age 11 or 12. HPV vaccine is cancer prevention.

    Source:  https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/parents/vaccine.html
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