HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention

The Human pappillomavirus (HPV) is an infection that causes several cancers, including cervical cancer.  However, there is a very effective vaccine that can prevent cancers caused by HPV.  The HPV vaccine is approved for boys and girls ages 9 to 26.  Doctors recommend that adolescents are given the vaccine earlier, rather than later.

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control

Information about HPV vaccine   

Information about HPV

U.S. Centers for Disease Control (Español) 


The Fight Against HPV

Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Studies

How to Improve HPV Vaccination Rates? It Starts with Physicians …

Single Men, Smokers at Higher Risk for Oral Human Papillomavirus Infection …

University of South Florida Health Studies

Men’s emotional distress about HPV infection similar to women’s …


Call for Action in Tampa Bay and around the country

U.S. Rep. Castor, local health care partners announce initiative to improve FL’s anti-cancer vaccination rate (June 30, 2014)

CDC in Tampa to urge more HPV vaccination (Tampa Tribune, Aug. 12, 2014)

President’s Cancer Panel Annual Report 2012-2013:  Accelerating HPV Vaccine Uptake – Urgency for Action to Prevent Cancer

It’s Just 3 HPV (Wisconsin)

Why Immunize (Arizona) 

HPV Immunization Project (Philadelphia)