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Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common virus in both men and women that causes six types of cancer. Nearly all men and women get the virus at some point in their lives. There is good news. A safe and effective vaccine that provides long-lasting protection against HPV cancers is available.
HPV vaccination is recommended for everyone aged 9 to 26 years and for some people aged 27 to 45 years. HPV vaccination is cancer prevention. However, uptake of HPV vaccination in the United States has been slow and lower than the national Healthy People 2030 goal of 80%.
The Path to a Bright Future campaign calls for sound, relevant, and appropriate policies to encourage on-time HPV vaccination for 9–12-year-olds and support equitable administration of HPV vaccination for all people.
Identify opportunities and priorities for increasing HPV vaccination.
Implement and evaluate evidence-based healthcare, community, and policy and advocacy activities to increase HPV vaccination.
Engage partners and strengthens partnerships with local, regional and national groups.
Get vaccinated against HPV: If you or your child is in the recommended age range, get vaccinated.
Encourage others to get vaccinated: Normalize HPV vaccination as cancer prevention.
Share the facts: HPV vaccination is safe, effective, and durable. It prevents six types of cancer.
HPV Cancer Prevention Program
Mail Stop 762, Room S3005
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105-1730
Phone: (901) 595-7615
Fax: (901) 595-1559