{Infographic} HPV vaccination rates decline

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted viral infection that can lead to many types of cancers. In 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of the first HPV vaccine – a two-dose series. Fifteen years after its approval, there is now a decrease in HPV vaccine completion rates – especially during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In Kansas the HPV vaccine … Continue reading {Infographic} HPV vaccination rates decline

Understanding the importance of the HPV vaccination

Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been brought to my attention multiple times during the past few months; but the most concerning of those mentions was news from a local oncologist. The oncologist mentioned Kansans performed poorly in HPV immunization.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HPV causes more than 33,700 cases of cancer in men and women every year in the U.S. … Continue reading Understanding the importance of the HPV vaccination