This post is made possible with support from the American Cancer Society. All opinions are my own.
We all want to protect our kids from bad things, and cancer is up there with the worst of them. One of the easiest ways to protect our kids is with preventative care like vaccines.
Even now with COVID-19 it’s important to keep up with preventative care. I’m still taking my kids to the doctor for health checks and vaccines.
Did you know a vaccine could prevent cancer?
The HPV vaccine is cancer prevention. It’s that simple.
I used to think it was crazy to get a young child vaccinated for STDs. Why would I need to subject my tween to that when she’s still a little girl?
Then I learned about HPV from reputable science-backed health organizations like the American Cancer Society. They are a leader in the fight against cancer. I trust them to give me accurate information so I can make informed decisions like getting my kids the HPV vaccine.
Age does matter.
This vaccine is less effective AFTER you’ve been exposed to HPV. Over the course of a lifetime, 80% of people are exposed to HPV. This is why it’s critical to get vaccinated before your child is ever exposed to it.
The HPV vaccine can prevent more than 90% HPV cancers. It is safe, effective and provides long-lasting protection for six cancers caused by HPV.
You can read more about why I chose to get the HPV vaccine for my kids here. This is where I am. Where are you with the decision?
Get the facts.
Get the facts about HPV and cancer from the American Cancer Society. Then, talk to your child’s doctor so you can make an informed decision for you and your child.