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Talk to Your Child’s Health Care Provider about the HPV Vaccine
Just two doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can protect your child from infections that cause cancer.
The vaccine works best when your child is a preteen. It's recommended at age 11-12, and can be given as early as age 9. Talk to your nurse or doctor about it at your child’s next physical or wellness visit.
Hear from a pediatrician and an HPV cancer survivor, both parents, about why they got the HPV vaccine for their kids:
Make an Informed Decision About the HPV Vaccine for Your Child
It can be difficult to know where to find information that is accurate.
Your child’s health care provider is the best source of accurate, trusted information.
Below are some other trusted sources of information about HPV and the HPV vaccine:
- HPV and Cancer – National Cancer Institute
- Vaccine Safety Studies – American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, CDC, Department of Health and Human Services
- A Look at Each Vaccine: Human Papillomavirus – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center
- HPV: What You Need to Know – American Academy of Pediatrics
- Vaccine Information for Pre-Teens – Immunization Action Coalition
- HPV Survivor Stories – ShotbyShot.org
- The Link Between HPV and Cancer – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Six Reasons to Get the HPV Vaccine – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Frequently Asked Questions About the HPV Vaccine – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The HPV Vaccine IS Cancer Prevention.
About the Alliance for HPV Free Colorado
The Alliance for HPV Free Colorado is funded by the Cancer, Cardiovascular and Chronic Pulmonary Disease (CCPD) Grants Program of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to address cancer.
If you are a healthcare provider, you can request educational training on the HPV vaccine from the Alliance for HPV Free Colorado.