Get The Facts


What Is HPV?

Human papillomavirus, or HPV, affects both men and women, and can cause six different kinds of cancer. Nearly all adults will contract some strain of HPV during their lifetime, so it’s important for children to be vaccinated as soon as possible — and before they are exposed to the virus. If you take care of this now, you and your kids won’t have to worry about this risk in the future.

Safe and effective, the HPV vaccine has been around for nearly 20 years to great results, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend children get it when they are 11-12 years old. Sure, it sounds early, but how early is too early when it comes to protecting your child?


It can be difficult to imagine how cancer can affect you and your family until you are actually going through it. These survivors of cancer caused by HPV want to share their stories in the hope that no one else has to experience what they did. Their biggest wish? That they had access to the HPV vaccine before they were exposed.

“These HPV cancers, they don’t have to happen. There is a vaccine that prevents all six of these cancers. It’s safe, it’s effective, and it’s administered to boys and girls. I think it’s one of the greatest gifts you can give your kids.” – Kim Wodstrchill, anal cancer survivor

Did You Know?

  • More than 9 out of 10 cases of cervical cancer are caused by HPV, but you can take action now for your child.
  • More than 4 out of 10 cases of cancer caused by HPV occur among men; both boys and girls need this vaccine.
  • Over 270 million doses of the HPV vaccine have been given worldwide, including 120 million doses in the U.S., with no serious adverse effects.
  • Side effects are mild and last only a little while, most often with just slight pain or redness in the arm.
  • Research shows there is no evidence that this vaccine will make a child more sexually active (most children are only aware that they’re getting a series of important shots for their overall health).

Learn more facts about HPV

More information for parents of middle school students

More information for parents of high school students

More information for teens

The HPV vaccine will be offered at middle and high schools in select Texas public schools at adolescent vaccination clinics this school year, along with other recommended vaccines for your child’s age group. The HPV vaccine is also available at your local clinic, and should be covered free of charge through most health insurance plans, including CHIP and Medicaid. Some clinics may charge an administrative fee, depending on your plan.

Vaccine Information Statements

Please click and read the Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) below for each vaccine that you would like your child to receive before the clinic day. All recommended vaccines for children and adolescents will be available. The most common vaccines provided for adolescents will include:

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Meningococcal (MCV) Influenza (Flu)

You can also request a copy of each VIS from your child's school. For additional VIS, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

Frequently Asked Questions

We were privileged to have been part of this project. Our Students were able to receive vaccinations without missing a full day of school. Without a doubt, it was excellent collaboration to serve our students and the community. Once again, thank you for allowing [our middle school] to be part of this opportunity


It’s all for them. Get all the vaccines.

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