Mission: HPV Cancer Free

 

Mission: HPV Cancer Free

 

If your son or daughter is near age 11, ask their doctor about the HPV vaccine. Getting your child vaccinated against HPV now is the best way to prevent cancer later.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is committing to work towards eliminating cervical cancer in the United States in the next 40 years by increasing HPV vaccination rates and continued screening. To this end, ACS is launching Mission: HPV Cancer Free, a public health campaign to eliminate vaccine-preventable HPV cancers. The goal of the campaign is to have 80 percent of 13-year-old boys and girls in the US fully vaccinated with HPV vaccine by 2026—20 years after introduction of the first HPV vaccine.

The American Cancer Society recommends that the 2-shot HPV vaccine series is best given to boys and girls at ages 11 or 12. HPV vaccination prevents an estimated 90% of HPV cancers when given at the recommended age, but cancer protection decreases as age at vaccination increases. For more information about why you should vaccinate your child, visit www.cancer.org/dreambig (para información en español, visite www.cancer.org/vph)

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The OC3 appreciates the generous support of this website by the Orange County Health Care Agency and Sandy Finestone.