Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common virus that can lead to cancer on the cervix, vulva, anus, penis, mouth, and throat.
- Approximately 79 million Americans are currently infected with HPV, and there are 14 million new cases each year.
- In Oregon, only one in three women and one in five men are receiving all three doses of the HPV vaccine.
It is clear that Oregon and the U.S. will struggle to meet the Healthy People 2020 goal of 80% vaccination rate for all three doses. With vaccination rates climbing slowly and infection incidence climbing fast, it is important we provide all the facts about HPV vaccination to give our children the best possible chance to live a cancer-free life.
Adolescent Immunization Schedule
School Immunization Requirements for Teens
Shots are required by law for children in attendance at public and private schools, preschools, childcare facilities, and Head Start programs in Oregon, unless a medical or nonmedical exemption is documented.
Students need to show that they’ve been vaccinated against measles when enrolling in a college or university in Oregon as a full-time student (undergraduate and graduate). The Oregon college immunization law applies to any full time student born on or after January 1, 1957.
Adolescent Immunization Rates
are based on data drawn from the Oregon ALERT Immunization Information System (ALERT IIS).
- ALERT IIS is a statewide registry receiving immunization records from 89% of Oregon medical providers who give immunizations.
- Rates are presented for vaccines that protect against influenza, human papillomavirus (HPV), tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap) and meningococcal disease (MCV).