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HPV Vaccine & Winter Flu Updates from HiTOPS

 
NEW HPV VACCINE GUIDELINES
 

HPC Vaccination

There has been a lot of discussion recently in the media about vaccinating youth against HPV (human papillomavirus).

 

The Society for Adolescent Medicine and Health recommends targeted vaccination of 11 and 12-year-old male and female patients, and catch-up vaccinations for all patients 13-26 years who have not yet received the vaccination.

 

HPV vaccination has been recommended since 2006, and since that time no serious safety concerns have been noted after millions of delivered doses. Vaccine administration is ideal at the 11-12 year visit, well before most adolescents have engaged in sexual contact or experimentation that puts them at risk for acquiring HPV infection.

  

Each year, about 12,000 women get cervical cancer in the U.S. Almost all of these cancers are HPV-associated. Other cancers associated with HPV infection include: vulvar cancer, vaginal cancer, penile cancer and oropharyngeal cancer.  

 

HiTOPS offers the Gardasil vaccine for HPV to all young adults aged 11+. Call (609) 683 5155 x211 to book an appointment. 

 
GET PROTECTED AGAINST WINTER FLU  

Fall is almost upon us. In preparation for the 2011/2012 Flu season HiTOPS is offering the Flumist nasal vaccine as well as the injectable flu shot.

Yearly vaccination for influenza is now recommended for everyone over 6 months of age, especially those with chronic illness, pregnant women, health care workers and anyone who is a close care giver of children younger than 6 months.

Flumist and Flu shots available for $25.00. Call HiTOPS on (609) 683 5155 x211 to book an appointment.