Take the shot. Prevent cancer.

Did you know that there’s a vaccine that can prevent more than 10 forms of cancer? The HPV vaccine is one of the only vaccines available that can prevent cancer … and save lives.

Together, we can save more lives.

It’s estimated that 90 percent of men and 85 percent of women in the United States will contract HPV at some point in their lives. Every year in the United States, almost 31,000 women and men are diagnosed with more than 6 forms of cancer caused by a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Sadly, Texas is 47 in the nation for HPV vaccination rates.

If you had the chance to prevent your child, yourself or your patients from being diagnosed with cancer, why wouldn’t you take the shot and prevent cancer?

What Is Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV)

HPV is the abbreviation for human papillomavirus which is a group of more than 150 related viruses. It is the most common sexually transmitted virus and nearly all men and women will have it at some point in their lives. HPV is contracted through vaginal, anal, or oral sex, or any type of intimate skin-to-skin contact. It can even be passed when an infected person has no signs or symptoms.