HPV Vaccine Information

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus almost everyone will be infected with at some point in their lives. HPV is spread through intimate contact even when an infected person has no signs or symptoms. In most cases, HPV goes away on its own and people infected with the virus never knew they had it. However, when HPV does not go away, it can cause health problems such as genital warts and cancer. Cancer often takes years to develop after a person is infected with HPV. HPV associated cancers include:  cervical, vulvar, vaginal, anal, penile and oropharyngeal (throat). The best way to prevent contracting the most common types of HPV is to receive the HPV vaccine series. HPV vaccine is CANCER PREVENTION!


HPV Poster


Contact Information:

1-800-831-6292 FAX, or

Use the "Contact Us" page to submit questions online

HPV Survivor Testimonials:You can prevent cancer, HPV vaccine is the key

The Iowa Department of Public Health, Immunization Program created a series of videos showing the impact of HPV-associated cancer on Iowans. Their stories put faces to HPV-associated cancers, while their struggles reinforce the importance of prevention. Survivors share a common theme of never wanting another person to experience what they have gone through and their struggles emphasize the importance of receiving HPV vaccine. Hear the stories of four Iowa HPV cancer survivors whose lives were changed forever. HPV vaccine is the Key to Cancer Prevention.

Program Documents:

HPV and HPV Vaccine Resources


Iowa Chapter AAP

Immunization Action Coalition

Voices for Vaccine

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia-Vaccine Education Center

National Cancer Institute