The HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine is available starting at age 11 up to the age of 45. The vaccine protects against HPV in addition to nearly 150 viruses that can lead to six types of cancer: cervical, throat, penile, anal, vaginal and vulvar cancer. Often these types of cancer are not detected until health problems start.
HPV is common. Nearly all men and women may be exposed in their lifetime. Hence, receiving the vaccination is critical for boys and girls, women and men.
In this presentation, Pamela Seegert, BSN, R.N., a nurse manager with NCH Medical Group’s Pediatrics team, discusses why the vaccine is important, its benefits as well as the vaccine’s safety record.