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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Protecting Alana's Possibilities

Did you know HPV vaccination can begin at age 9? Starting HPV vaccination at age 9 has many benefits to offer a lifetime of protection against HPV cancers. Julia shares why she chose to protect her daughter Alana’s possibilities.

National Programs

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Their Future is in Your Hands public awareness campaign promotes on-time HPV vaccination for 9–12-year-olds and supports equitable administration of HPV vaccination for all people.

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Preventing HPV Cancers in Rural Communities

Rural life is a choice made by 1 in 5 people, but they don’t choose to be at higher risk of cancers, including HPV cancers. HPV vaccination is cancer prevention. We are acting to ensure those living in rural America are protected too.

Regional Programs

Working to Boost HPV Vaccination Rates in the Southeastern U.S.

The HPV Vaccination Roundtable of the Southeast is  a group of people and partners from Alabama, Arkansas, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Puerto Rico working together to change the story about HPV vaccination in their states.

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Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee Programs

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The Memphis and Shelby County HPV Cancer Prevention Roundtable is a collaboration of healthcare, community, and advocacy partners who work together to increase HPV vaccination and prevent HPV cancers in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee.

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.

Policy Reports

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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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