The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine is Cancer Prevention
HPV is a common virus that can cause six types of cancer: cervical, vaginal, vulvar, anal, penile, and cancers of the mouth and throat. 8 out of 10 people will become infected with HPV in their lifetime.
The HPV vaccine prevents 90% of these cancers and is recommended for children of all genders beginning at age 9, and is safe through age 45. About 7 out of 10 adolescents in New York State are protected against HPV through vaccination. If you or your children have not yet started the vaccine series, please talk to your health care provider
If you do not have a health care provider, contact one of these local health centers to get the HPV vaccine:
Stony Brook Cancer Center Takes Action Against HPV Cancers Through:
Educating the public about the importance of the HPV vaccine as an effective method of cancer prevention.
- Free educational workshops on HPV and the vaccine, customized to meet the needs of your organization.
- Lead free HPV vaccine training sessions for health care providers, dental providers, medical, dental students, and nursing students, health educators, school-based health centers, and other health & wellness organizations.
- Free informational materials on HPV cancers and the HPV vaccine.
- Free educational flyers, posters, and rack cards for health care centers and health organizations to promote the HPV vaccine to patients.
- Promote the HPV vaccine to parents, teens, and young adults and provide the facts on vaccine safety and effectiveness in preventing six types of cancer.
- Promote your organization in local and social media as a positive example of HPV vaccine promotion in the community.
- Free HPV vaccine promotion graphics for your organization’s social media platforms and website.
- Free educational materials on the HPV vaccine translated into Spanish.
- Provide resources to where children and young adults can receive their vaccine locally, and how to afford the vaccine if uninsured.