Q & A with Dr. Glos about the HPV Vaccine
Dr. Courtney Glos, Schneck Pediatrics - June 12, 2020

Dr. Courtney Glos, Schneck Pediatrics, answers frequenly asked questions about the HPV vaccine. group of teens smiling

What is the HPV vaccine?

HPV stands for human papilloma virus. HPV is a common virus that could cause cancer later in life. The newest HPV vaccine protects against 9 HPV types and 6 kinds of cancer.

Who should get the HPV vaccine?

All boys and girls, ages 11-12, should receive the HPV vaccine. The vaccine is given in two doses approximately six months apart. If the first dose is given on or after the child’s fifteenth birthday, three doses will be required. The HPV vaccine can be given up to age 26.

Why should my child get the HPV vaccine?

Vaccines offer protection before exposure to disease. Without the HPV vaccine, most persons who are sexually active will be exposed to HPV at some point in their life. While your body’s immune system fights off most cases of HPV on its own, infections that do not go away on their own could cause certain types of cancer.  Giving your child the HPV vaccine can help prevent cancer-causing infections and precancerous cells.

How do I schedule the HPV vaccine?

Contact your primary care physician to schedule your appointment or if you have additional questions about the vaccine.  We all want the same thing- the best health for our children and our community.

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For more information on the HPV Vaccine, visit the CDC website here: https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/parents/vaccine-for-hpv.html

Dr. Courtney Glos headshotDr. Courtney Glos is a pediatrician providing care for children from birth through adolescence. She attended Indiana University School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.  Dr. Glos joined Schneck Pediatrics and the medical staff of Schneck Medical Center in 2019.