The HPV vaccine Gardasil 9 will be offered March 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Carl M. Hill Student Center in the flex area outside the cafeteria. If you are interested in receiving this vaccine, please email Student Health Services Coordinator, Samantha Todd, A.P.R.N. at Samantha.firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-screening of your insurance status will need to be completed by Ms. Todd.
Four things you need to know about HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)
- HPV can be serious. HPV can cause certain pre-cancers, cancers and other diseases. These may develop very slowly and may not occur until later in life.
- HPV affects both genders. Exposure to the virus can happen with any kind of experimentation that involves genital contact with someone who has HPV – intercourse isn’t necessary but is the most common way to get the virus.
- You can’t tell if someone has HPV. Many people who have HPV don’t even know it because HPV often has no signs or symptoms.
- There is no treatment for HPV infection. However, there are ways to help protect yourself from HPV-related cancers and diseases.