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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

HPV Infections

HPV is the most common STI. There are many different types of HPV, and in some cases it can go away on its own. However, when HPV does not go away, it can cause various health problems and cancers.

HPV Cancers

HPV can cause cervical cancer and other reproductive cancers. It can also cause cancer at the back of the throat (oropharyngeal cancer). This can include the base of the tongue and tonsils.

HPV Vaccine

The HPV vaccine is safe and effective. It can protect against the diseases (and cancers) caused by HPV when given to the recommended age groups.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The following frequently asked questions were created following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Almost everyone who's sexually active will get HPV if they don't get vaccinated. There are many different types of HPV, and some can cause health problems and cancers.

    The HPV vaccine is safe and effective. It can protect against the diseases (and cancers) caused by HPV when given to the recommended age groups.

    All preteens, including both boys and girls, should receive the HPV vaccine at age 11 or 12, though the vaccine may be given as early as age 9. Individuals up to the age of 26 who have not been vaccinated should also receive the HPV vaccine.

    Adults between 27 and 45 years old, who have not been previously vaccinated, may choose to receive the HPV vaccine after speaking with their healthcare provider about their risk of new HPV infections and the potential benefits of vaccination.

    Kroger Health offers a wide range of health services, including vaccines, health screenings and more, tailored to meet the needs of your business, community or organization. Visit us at krogerhealth.com or e-mail the team at KHB2B@krogerhealth.com to learn more.

Other Recommended Vaccines

Are you up to date on all your vaccines? While getting your HPV vaccine, you can also get vaccinated for COVID-19, RSV, Tdap, shingles and more.

COVID-19 Vaccine

The second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is now available for patients ages 65+.

RSV Vaccine

Pregnant patients and adults ages 60+ may need a vaccine for RSV prevention.

Tdap Vaccine

Adults need one dose of Tdap, then a Td or Tdap booster every 10 years.

Shingles Vaccine

If you’re over 50, it may be time for your herpes zoster (shingles) vaccine.

Tools & Resources

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