Shaping a Texas without HPV-related cancers

Organizations collaborating to end HPV-related cancers

Do you have questions about the HPV vaccine?

The mission of the Texas HPV Coalition is to build collaboration, enhance communication, and work across Texas to increase HPV vaccination.

Did you know?

HPV has been linked to

6

different types of cancer.

In Texas, only

43.5%

of children are up to date on the HPV vaccine.

Texas ranks

39th

out of 50 states for up to date HPV vaccination rates.

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Is the HPV vaccine right for your child?

Do you want to prevent your child from getting six types of cancer? The HPV vaccine is safe and effective. More than 100 million doses have been administered in the U.S. over the past ten years with no adverse side effects. The best age for your child to receive the HPV vaccine is from 11-12. This is when the child’s immune system is primed for the vaccine and before the child is ever exposed to HPV. The HPV vaccine is for both boys and girls. The HPV vaccine is covered by insurance and the Texas Vaccines for Children program, ask your child’s doctor for it.

Resources from the Texas HPV Coalition

Explore the HPV vaccination resource library to bolster your work in educating others and promoting HPV-related cancer prevention. Search handouts, presentations, white papers and more to get the latest information about the HPV vaccine.

Clinician & Systems Action Guides shield

Organization: National HPV Vaccination Roundtable. Released August 2018. This handout is a great outreach and promotional tool to introduce providers, practices and systems to the full suite of action guides and resources available to support their HPV vaccination quality improvement efforts.

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Middle School Health Parent Toolkit shield

Organization: National HPV Vaccination Roundtable, National Association of School Nurses In this guide parents will find checklists to use with your health provider for a tween tune-up and a health information road map.

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Cancer Prevention Through HPV Vaccination in Your Practice: An Action Guide for Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners shield

Organization: National HPV Vaccination Roundtable. Released in February 2018. Providers have the power to make a lasting impact on human papillomavirus vaccination and help reduce the HPV cancer burden in your community. Your recommendation is the number one reason parents decide to vaccinate.

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Cancer Prevention Through HPV Vaccination in Your Practice: An Action Guide for Office Administrative Teams shield

Organization: National HPV Vaccination Roundtable. Released in February 2018. Your office team has the power to help your patients avoid pain and suffering caused by HPV cancers and pre-cancers. HPV cancer prevention starts with your team.

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Cancer Prevention Through HPV Vaccination: An Action Guide for Dental Health Care Providers shield

Organization: National HPV Vaccination Roundtable. Released in February 2018. Oral health professionals play a critical role in combating growing rates of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancers, which affect the tonsils and the base of the tongue. HPV cancer prevention starts with you. Oral health professionals should strongly and clearly recommend HPV vaccination to all age-eligible patients.

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Cancer Prevention Through HPV Vaccination in Your Practice: An Action Guide for Nurses and Medical Assistants shield

Organization: National HPV Vaccination Roundtable. Released in February 2018. Nurses and Medical Assistants have the power to reduce the incidence of HPV cancers and pre-cancers among patients in your care. HPV cancer prevention starts with you. Vaccinating patients with the HPV vaccine can prevent future suffering and may save patients’ lives.

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Cancer Prevention Through HPV Vaccination: An Action Guide for Small Private Practices shield

Organization: National HPV Vaccination Roundtable. Released in February 2018. Small practices have the power to make a lasting impact on human papillomavirus vaccination and help reduce the HPV cancer burden in your community. Whether you’re a pediatric or small family medicine practice, we share tips on means to improve the quality of care, reduce future

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Cancer Prevention Through HPV Vaccination in Your Practice: An Action Guide for Large Health Systems shield

Organization: National HPV Vaccination Roundtable. Released in February 2018. Large health systems have the power to make a lasting impact on HPV vaccination and help reduce the HPV cancer burden. By instituting system changes to improve HPV vaccination, your health system can reduce future suffering, lower costs associated with treatment, and ultimately help save patients’

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“Texas has a massive opportunity to raise HPV vaccine rates and help protect children against 6 types of cancer."

Last summer, more than 40 health organizations including the American Cancer Society, Texas Medical Association, UT System, Texas Pediatric Society, the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and MD Anderson Cancer Center, publicly launched the Texas HPV Coalition.

Read the Coalition’s Story

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“We can make our generation of kids the generation that turns the tide on cancer, but it’s going to take our collective effort as parents."

I understand why some parents feel uncertain about this vaccine. There are the conflicting news stories, and we’re bombarded on social media with messages that can cause us to worry and hesitate. I based my decision on scientific data and facts.

Read Dr. Jasmin Tiro’s Story

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“It’s this type of collaboration, from our diverse group of members, which makes the Texas HPV Coalition’s work truly unique."

The Texas HPV Coalition is dedicated to increasing HPV vaccination rates through coordinated work across Texas. Recently, coalition workgroups gathered in Austin, TX for a 2-day workshop.

Read the Workgroups’ Story

Does the HPV vaccine contain harmful ingedients?

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Does the HPV vaccination cause fertility issues?

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Is the HPV vaccine safe?

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You’re not alone: we hear you. Others have questions just like yours.

Click here to get answers to common questions about HPV cancer prevention.