Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a highly contagious infection that is very common in the United States, where an estimated 14 million people are newly infected each year. Over 120 types of HPV exist, of which 40 are known to cause infection. Certain HPV types can cause genital warts and cancers of the cervix, penis, vagina, anus, and oropharynx (throat). The HPV vaccine can prevent the risk of HPV-related health complications.
New! HPV vaccine resources!
The following webinars are from the HPV Immunization Project sponsored by Scenic Rivers AHEC.
- Addressing HPV Vaccine Hesitancy and Myths by Dr. Robert Bednarczyk, Emory University
- HPV AFIX by Taylor Larson and Kailynn Mitchell, Wisconsin Immunization Program
- HPV Vaccination in American Indian Communities by Meggan McCann, American Indina Cancer Foundation
- HPV Vaccine in Public Schools presented by Healther Meador, Linn County, IA & Jeff Kindrai, Grant County, WI
- What is the HPV Vaccine and Do You Need the HPV Vaccine? By Dr. Costa Sousou, Mayo Clinic Health System
- The C.A.S.E Approach to HPV Vaccine Hesitancy by Dr. Robert Jacobson, Mayo Clinic Health System
The Iowa Department of Public Health produced and emotional video of HPV-related cancer survivors. A great reminder to give a strong recommendation for HPV vaccine.
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