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 Medicare, Medicaid, CHP+ (Child Health Plan Plus) or other insurance card to your appointment. If you do not have your insurance card, full payment will be required. Low cost routine HPV vaccine is available to individuals who don't have insurance.