The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes more than 31,000 cancers in men and women each year.The infection is linked with 90 percent of cervical and anal cancers and 70 percent of vaginal and vulvar cancers.
The HPV vaccine helps prevent multiple cancers. Four out of five people will get HPV. The HPV vaccine is 97 percent effective at preventing infection when given before exposure. Prioritizing the HPV vaccine at the practice level can help:
- Provide quality care to patients
- Reduce future disease and costs for patients E
- Ehance a provider and practice's roles as champions for patients
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, American Cancer Society, Michigan Cancer Consortium, and National HPV Vaccination Roundtable provide
free informative materials on the HPV vaccine
. These include: