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BCH Lecture: Why Kids Need the HPV Vaccine

  • Category: Women's Health

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BCH Lecture: Why Kids Need the HPV Vaccine

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 of 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
  • 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 the 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.

Click here to view/download a PDF of slides shown during this lecture.

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 12 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. For updated Vaccine Clinic hours and general vaccine info, please visit our vaccine page.