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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.
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HPV is Cancer Prevention
Women are able to be screened for cervical cancer through Pap smears, however there are not screenings available for other types of cancer that can be caused by HPV.
HPV vaccination could prevent more than 90% of these cancers from ever developing.
HPV Parent's Guide (PDF 194 KB)
HPV is Cancer Prevention(PDF 414 kb)
- When Should My Child Be Vaccinated?
- Is the HPV Vaccine Safe?
Yes! The HPV vaccine provides safe, effective and long-lasting protection. The HPV vaccine has been studied carefully by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevetion (CDC) and Food and Drug Administraton (FDA).
Like other vaccines, mild side effects can occur. Mild side effects include pain in the arm where the shot was given, fever, dizziness, and nausea.
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