HPV

HPV

The Facts Are on Your Side!

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.

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Preteens and Teens: Ensure a Healthy Future with Vaccines!

During your back-to-school appointments, make sure your preteen and teen patients are getting these four vaccines to protect against serious diseases:

  • Meningococcal conjugate vaccine to protect against meningitis and blood infections (septicemia).
  • HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine to protect against cancers caused by HPV.
  • Tdap vaccine to protect against tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (pertussis).
  • A yearly flu vaccine to protect against seasonal flu.

Teens and young adults may also be vaccinated with a serogroup B meningococcal vaccine. Check the childhood immunization schedule for all recommended vaccines for preteens and teens HERE. #NIAM

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Florida SHOTS Updated HPV and Trumenba Schedules

We’ve updated Florida SHOTS to include the new 2-dose schedules for HPV and Trumenba, which were recently approved by Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). You can find the details on the dosing recommendations HERE.