What Parents Need to Know about the HPV Vaccine

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What Parents Need to Know about the HPV Vaccine


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If there were a vaccine against cancer, wouldn't you get it for your kids? The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is cancer prevention. About 14 million people, including teens, become infected with HPV each year, putting them at risk for cancer. Every year, nearly 18,000 women and 10,000 men are affected by cancers caused by HPV. The HPV vaccination could prevent many of these cancers.


  • What is HPV?
  • How safe is the HPV vaccine?
  • How does the HPV vaccine work?
  • How long will the HPV vaccine last?
  • Why is the HPV vaccine recommended for boys as well as girls?
  • Does the HPV vaccine affect a person's ability to have children?

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