#SWHRtalksHPV Video Series

Webinars & Videos

Published 3/6/23

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 85% of people in the United States will get a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in their lifetime. The body’s immune system will often clear most HPV infections; however, persistent infections caused by certain types of HPV can lead to diseases such as genital warts and cancer – including cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancer in women; penile cancer in men; and anal and oropharyngeal (throat) cancer in both men and women.

The HPV vaccine is highly effective in preventing many of these HPV-related cancers and reducing the overall spread of the virus.

The #SWHRtalksHPV Video Series was created to help parents and guardians learn about the HPV vaccine and cancer prevention by sharing facts and insights from immunization experts as they answer key questions relating to the HPV vaccine.

There are 10 videos in the series:

  • What is the HPV vaccine?
  • How safe is the HPV vaccine?
  • Why is the HPV vaccine recommended for pre-teens?
  • If my child is 15-26 years old, can they start or complete the HPV vaccine series?
  • I am older than 26. Can I still get vaccinated for HPV?
  • Why should my son get the HPV vaccine?
  • Should my child get the HPV vaccine if their school doesn’t require it?
  • Where and how can I get the HPV vaccine?
  • How do I discuss the HPV vaccine with my son or daughter?
  • How can I have productive conversations about the HPV vaccine?

Watch The Video Series

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