HPV Vaccine

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Some HPV infections can cause cancer—like cancer of the cervix or in the back of the throat.

The HPV vaccine is recommended for girls 11-12 years old, and for girls and women 13-26 years old and is also available for boys and men up to age 26. The vaccine targets HPV subtypes that cause 70% of all cervical cancers and about 90% of genital warts and is given in a series of three doses in a 6 month period. For more information from the CDC, click here.

The HPV vaccine is currently available at the Student Health Service.