Mile High Magazine 08/18/19 HPV Vaccine

Guest: Amanda Dempsey, MD, PhD, MSPH, University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator, professor of pediatrics at the CU School of Medicine, and board member for the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition and Lisa Bade, American Cancer Society communications director Discussed what is HPV and the fact that the vaccine protects against 9 different strains of the virus.  The vaccine can prevent certain types of cancers that are associated with HPV.  It’s recommended for adolescents through the 20’s, but can be given later in life with a doctor consultation.  The vaccine is recommend by the CDC as a main vaccine, so it is covered by most insurances.  The vaccine can be given after someone has been exposed to HPV because of the number of strains that it protects against.  HPV is a family of over 100 different viruses.  About 80 percent of all adults have been exposed to HPV infections.  14 million Americans are infected with HPV.  cancer.org

Published: Tuesday, August 20, 2019   |   Runtime: 13:43