HPV Immunization for Cancer Prevention

HPV Vaccine

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common infection that can lead to cancer. HPV is passed through skin-to-skin contact, and most people come into contact with HPV at some point. It can cause cervical, throat, penile, anal, and vulvar cancers. American Indians are at higher risk for many of these cancers. Fortunately, the HPV vaccine can prevent 70%-90% of the types of HPV that cause cancer. The vaccine, taken in a three-step series, is recommended for all children ages 11-12. 
 
Please contact Meggan at mmccann@aicaf.org to order copies of resources.

HPV Media Package

Made in collaboration with the Native Health News Alliance, the HPV media package includes a news article and AICAF developed resources such as the vaccination guide, poster and infographic.

Posters are available in standard (8.5x11) and large (18x24) sizes.

Infographics are available printed in 7x17 size, or as a large retractable banner (2.5x7ft) that can be used in clinic lobbies or at community outreach events. 

This guide was developed based on questions we heard from American Indian parents. It gives information about the types of cancers the vaccine prevents in men and women, as well as about the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine.