Take the HPV vaccination to prevent cancer

The City of Fort Worth is joining with community partners to present a series of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination fairs for students 11-18 years old.

The community partners are working to raise awareness of the importance of the HPV vaccine, debunk myths and increase the vaccination rates for children, teens and young adults.

The first vaccination fair is 4-7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd. Additional clinics are planned in the coming months at other locations around Fort Worth.

At the fair, young people will receive the vaccine, learn more about how HPV affects the community and be entered in a prize drawing.

More than 80 million Americans are infected with HPV. The federal Centers for Disease Control recommends getting the vaccine between 11-12 years old to prevent infection from the types of HPV that most commonly cause cancer.

Learn more about HPV.

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