Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
This important vaccine prevents new infections with the Human Papilloma Virus, the virus that is responsible for genital warts and over 90% of cervical cancers. To offer complete protection, a series of 3 vaccines over a period of 6 months is needed.
The Oregon Health Plan pays for the HPV vaccine for women 25 years of age and under.Also the HPV vaccine is recommended for young men as well. Although the state is not paying for men to get the vaccine at at this time, most of our students qualify for assistance from the manufacturer. Please call the LCC Health Clinic at (541) 463-5665 to schedule an appointment to get the vaccine or discuss with a health care provider.
For more information about HPV and Cervical Cancer: www.cdc.gov/std/HPV/STDFact-HPV.htm