Certain types of the human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause cervical cancer and other cancers in both men and women. HPV is a commonly sexually-transmitted infection. Immunization can help protect against HPV viruses that cause these cancers.
- HPV vaccination is recommended for youth, teens and young adults age 11 to 26.
- Girls and boys should receive the vaccine (a series of three shots) at age 11 or 12, before they are exposed to the virus.
- Teens and young adults who haven't been vaccinated should still get the vaccine.
To make an appointment for HPV vaccine, call 970-879-1632 in Steamboat Springs or 970-824-8233 in Craig (same day appointments often are available). Costs vary. Please bring your insurance card to your appointment. Low-cost immunizations are available to individuals who don't have insurance.