Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions2023-04-17T15:31:25-05:00
Can HPV vaccine cause infertility in my child?2023-02-03T12:04:09-06:00

There is no evidence available to suggest that getting HPV vaccine will have an effect on future fertility. However, women who develop an HPV precancer or cancer could require treatment that would limit their ability to have children.

I’m worried about the safety of HPV vaccine. Is it safe?2023-02-03T15:36:23-06:00

Yes, HPV vaccination is very safe. Like any medication, vaccines can cause side effects, including pain, swelling, or redness where the shot was given. That’s normal for the HPV vaccine, too, and should go away in a day or two. Sometimes kids faint after they get shots, and they could be injured if they fall from fainting. Your child will stay seated after the shot to help protect him/her.

I’m worried my child will think that getting this vaccine makes it OK to have sex.2023-02-03T15:35:03-06:00

Studies tell us that getting HPV vaccine doesn’t make kids more likely to start having sex. All children (Girls and Boys) ages 11-12 years should get the HPV vaccine to protect against cancers caused by HPV infections. Talk to your child’s doctor TODAY!

Is my child really at risk for HPV?2023-02-03T12:02:53-06:00

HPV is a very common infection in women and men that can cause cancer. Starting the vaccine series today will help protect your child from the cancers and diseases caused by HPV.

What diseases are caused by HPV?2023-02-03T15:37:02-06:00

Some HPV infections can cause cancer—like cancer of the cervix or in the back of the throat—but you can protect your child from these
cancers in the future by getting them their first HPV shot today.

Are all of these vaccines actually required?2023-02-03T15:37:47-06:00

The HPV vaccine is strongly recommended by experts at the CDC and major medical organizations. School entry requirements are developed for public health and safety but don’t always reflect the most current medical recommendations for your child’s health.

Why do boys need the HPV vaccine?2023-02-03T12:00:31-06:00

HPV vaccination can help prevent future infections that can lead to cancers of the penis, anus, and back of the throat in men.

Why do they need HPV vaccine at such a young age?2023-02-03T12:00:11-06:00

Vaccines protect your child before they are exposed to a disease. That’s why we give the HPV vaccine earlier rather than later, to protect them long before they are ever exposed. Also, if your child gets the shot now, they will only need two doses. If you wait until your child is older, they may end up needing three shots.

How do you know the vaccine works?2023-02-03T11:57:53-06:00

Studies continue to prove HPV vaccination works extremely well, decreasing the number of infections and HPV precancers in young people since it has been available.

Why does my child need HPV vaccine?2023-02-03T15:38:58-06:00

HPV vaccine is important because it prevents infections that can cause cancer. That’s why you should talk to your child’s doctor and start the shot series today. HPV vaccine is cancer prevention!

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