Cancer Prevention Vaccines
You have the power to prevent some cancers in your children. There are two cancer-prevention vaccines available for boys and girls; Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and Hepatitis B vaccine. See Alabama HPV Cancer Rates for more information.
Please visit ADPH's Cancer Division to learn more about HPV, vaccination and Cervical Cancer prevention.
- HPV Vaccine Facts for Parents
- Pediatricians use their expertise to answer parents' questions about the HPV vaccine. See the CDC's new video series.
- HPV vaccine can prevent infection of 9 cancer-causing strains.
- In the U.S., there are 26,000 preventable cancer cases that could be avoided with the HPV vaccine.
- CDC recommends only two HPV shots for younger adolescents.
- HPV vaccine costs are covered under most insurance programs, Medicaid, and the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC).
- Here is the HPV flyer for printing and sharing with your patients, family and friends.
- Want more information about Alabama HPV Cancer Rates?
Watch the following webinars for more information on the HPV Vaccine:
- Increasing HPV Vaccination Rates in Alabama - April 6, 2018. Current HPV Vaccination Discussion in Alabama.
- HPV "You are the Key" CEU - Aug 31, 2016. Free CEUs are still available and we ask you share this opportunity with your peers.
CDC released the 2015 National Immunization Survey (NIS) for Teens. Alabama girls' completion rate of 3 HPV doses went up to 41% from 35% for HPV vaccine, while Alabama boys' completion rate went to 23% from 9%.
See your county's ImmPRINT HPV coverage rate.
See the entire CDC 2015 National Immunization Survey (NIS) for Teens.
A Survivor Story by Christina Baze - Aug 31, 2016. Every parent and provider must hear!
Why You Should Get Screened
CDC's Physician and Staff Resources
- Tips for Talking to Parents
- Top 10 Ways to Improve HPV Vaccination Rates in Your Practice
- New Vaccine Safety Self-Study Guide
Page last updated: August 8, 2019