Why should my child get the HPV vaccine?
HPV prevention is cancer prevention
The HPV vaccine is currently the only vaccine that prevents cancer. By getting your child vaccinated, you are not only helping them prevent an HPV infection but also reducing their risk for six different HPV-related cancers.
Protecting your child means protecting them against HPV
Most parents and caregivers would agree that protecting your child is a full-time job that’s never fully done. You have the power to protect your child from HPV and shield them from HPV-related cancers by getting them the HPV vaccine.
Why getting vaccinated NOW is important for your child
The sooner you get your child vaccinated against HPV, the better the vaccine will work to prevent HPV in their lifetime. Vaccines work best before becoming exposed to the virus, which is why doctors recommend getting your child vaccinated against HPV around 11-12 years old but can start as young as 9 years old.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why does my child need HPV vaccine at a young age?
A. Vaccines work most effectively before your child is exposed to a disease. Vaccinating your child at a young age ensures they receive maximal protection.
Q. Does the HPV vaccine promote increased sexual activity?
A. There is no evidence that suggests getting the HPV vaccine promotes early sexual activity nor increases sexual activity.
Q. Can HPV vaccine cause infertility in my child?
A. There has been a lot of research on the HPV vaccine over the last 12 years. There is no evidence linking infertility with the HPV vaccine. Treatment of HPV-related cancers may cause infertility, but the HPV vaccine does not.
Q. Why should my son get the HPV vaccine?
A. The HPV vaccine prevents infection that can lead to cancers of the penis, anus, mouth, and throat in males. It also prevents genital warts. There is currently not a way to test for HPV among males. This is why is it important to vaccinate your son before becoming exposed to the virus.