Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI). In most people, the HPV infection clears up on its own and does not cause health problems. Nevertheless, even if a person doesn’t get sick from HPV, he/she can still infect another person with HPV. About 10-20% of the time, the HPV infection doesn’t clear up on its own and can turn into cancer.
As part of ongoing efforts to decrease cancer rates, the Chicago Department of Public Health launched a plan with partners across the city, including EverThrive IL, to increase HPV vaccination coverage levels among Chicago adolescents. Both males and females should get vaccinated at age 11 or 12 with three doses of the HPV vaccine.
This toolkit for providers and local health departments offers tools, resources, and sample content to share the message about the HPV online and on social media.
This guide for providers offers different talking points in response to parent concerns about the HPV Vaccine.
Understanding the risks of HPV and how to prevent them.
HPV Resources - Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH)
What is HPV? - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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