Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is very common and easily spread. There are many types of HPV that can infect different parts of the body. Some types cause warts and other types lead to cancer on the cervix, vulva, anus, penis, mouth, and throat. The HPV vaccine is a safe and effective way to prevent HPV infection. Vaccinating 9-12 year olds now will protect them against HPV-related cancers later.
For more information about the HPV vaccine, visit the CDC's HPV webpage