Only YOU can help protect your child from all of life’s unnecessary risks—such as HPV and cancer.
As a parent, you know that nothing is more important than protecting your child from illness or injury.
The first step toward protecting your child is to know as much as you can about the potential risks of HPV exposure. Your child's doctor can be one of your most important resources for information and guidance. Remember…
- Exposure can happen with any kind of adolescent experimentation involving genital contact with someone who is infected with HPV. Therefore, it's important that you learn about HPV and its potential consequences before your son or daughter is exposed to it.
- Because HPV often has no visible signs or symptoms, many people are not even aware that they have HPV. That means someone can pass on the virus without knowing it. All the more reason to talk to your child's doctor about helping to protect him or her against certain HPV-related cancers and diseases before your adolescent son or daughter is exposed.
- Vaccinating your child against HPV helps protect him or her from cancer and other HPV-related diseases. The HPV vaccine works best as early as 9 years old because their immune response to HPV is high.