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January 2015 • #92
A Note from the Medical Editor
Preventing cancer is a good idea, and HPV vaccine does just that! Experts (like the American Academy of Pediatrics, cancer doctors, and the CDC) agree that the HPV vaccine is very safe and effective for your children (both boys and girls).
  • The HPV vaccine is recommended for preteens at 11-12 years, along with the Tdap, and the meningococcal vaccine.
  • It takes three doses to receive full protection, so if your preteen has already received dose #1, don’t forget to come back for doses #2 and #3.
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor,
Featured Articles
Are Your Kids Protected from Cancer Caused by HPV?
You have the chance to protect your children now against HPV-related cancers in the future. Here’s how. Go >
How to Talk to Your Preteen About the HPV Vaccine
This article will provide you with answers to questions other parents frequently have before talking to their child about the HPV vaccine. Go >
Vaccines Your Child Needs
It is important to follow the vaccination schedule recommended by the AAP. Contact your child’s pediatrician if you have any questions.
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In the U.S., HPV causes about 17,000 cancers in women, and about 9,000 cancers in men each year–most of which could be preventable by vaccination. Listen and learn more here!
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Free in February! Newly Updated Child Health Tracker App from the AAP!
The Child Health Tracker 2.0 is now available and free in February! This useful app for parents just got better. Now in addition to giving parents the power of on-demand access to their child(ren)’s health information, the AAP just added some valuable features.
Updates include:
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