When it comes to vaccines, fear can be strong but the facts are more powerful.
The fact is that every year 31,000 women and men are diagnosed with cancer caused by HPV infection, yet most of these cancers could be prevented by HPV vaccination.
The HPV vaccine is a safe and easy way to protect against these cancers and is most effective if given at the recommended age of 11 or 12. Help overcome hesitations about the vaccine by strongly recommending it to parents of preteen and teen patients on the same day and in the same way you recommend Tdap and meningococcal vaccines.
Use Florida SHOTS Reminder/Recall to help keep your patients on track to complete the HPV series and increase protection.