HPV Vaccination is
Cancer Prevention

Our activities focus on galvanizing existing successful efforts
and introducing new ones in support of increasing HPV vaccination through:
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About the St. Jude HPV Cancer Prevention Program

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%.

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Established in 2021, the Memphis and Shelby County HPV Cancer Prevention Roundtable is a collaboration of healthcare, community, and advocacy partners. It grew out of concern for increased diagnoses of preventable cervical cancers.

Preventing HPV Cancers in Rural Communities

Working with rural communities to increase HPV vaccination rates. 

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An HPV cancer prevention, peer-to-peer intervention for college students.

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.

HPV Program Overview

The St. Jude HPV Cancer Prevention Program

What We Do:

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.

What Can You Do?

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.

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Contact Us

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

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