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Why Kids Need the HPV Vaccine - Free Online Health Lecture

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  • Event Type:Lectures & Special Events
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VACCINATING KIDS CAN PREVENT THEM FROM DEVELOPING CANCER AS ADULTS.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are so common that nearly all men and women will get HPV at some point in their lives. Most HPV infections go away by themselves within a couple years. But sometimes, HPV infections last longer and can cause certain types of cancers: cervix, vagina, and vulva cancers in women; penis cancer in men; and, anus and throat cancers in both women and men.

Hear BCH nurse practitioners Nancy Engellenner, NP, and Paige Swales, CNM, describe the risks of HPV and ways it’s transmitted. Then learn why the HPV vaccine is important for your child’s health, and how it’s most effective when given in early adolescence.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: bchlectures.org/hpv

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Important Information

Boulder Community Health is following current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that call for patients and visitors to continue wearing masks at Foothills Hospital and all BCH patient-care facilities.

People age 12 and older are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more on our general vaccine information page.