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HPV

If you could protect your child from getting cancer, wouldn’t you?

When it comes to HPV-related cancers, you can.

african american woman with teenage daughter laughing

How to protect your child

You have the power to prevent your child from contracting an HPV-related cancer. The HPV vaccine is cancer prevention. All children should get the HPV vaccine series starting as early as age 9. The vaccine is most effective when given before age 13, before children are exposed to the HPV virus. For those who were not
vaccinated before age 13, the vaccine can be given up to age 26.

The HPV vaccine

The vaccine is given in 2–3 doses over several months. Those 14 or younger need 2 doses. After age 15, a third dose ensures full protection. Once your child has received the vaccine series, they are protected from HPV-related cancers which include cancers of the head, neck and genitals.

The HPV vaccine is nearly 100% effective at preventing
HPV-related infection, which can lead to cancer.

What is HPV?

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common virus that can cause cancers later in life. Nearly 42 million people are currently infected with HPV in the United States. About 13 million people, including teens, become infected with HPV each year. HPV is so common, scientists estimate between 85% of people will be infected with at least one type of HPV in their lifetime.

HPV usually has no symptoms, so most people don't know they have it. Most cases of HPV go away on their own, but other cases go on to cause health problems, including cancer.

HPV vaccination is the best protection
against certain cancers caused by HPV

  • 14,800 cases Head and Neck Cancer No screenings available, not detectable until it causes serious health problems.
  • 11,400 cases Genital cancer No screenings available, not detectable until it causes serious health problems.
  • 10,800 cases Cervical cancer The only HPV-related cancer that can be screened for at an early stage, but can still cause serious health problems.

HPV vaccination
by age 13 could 
prevent over 90%
of these cancers.

Annual cases, source: CDC

teen patient showing vaccinated arm after antiviral injection

Vaccination prevents cancer

The HPV vaccine is proven to prevent cancer. Since 2006, when HPV vaccines were first used in the United States, infections among teen girls with HPV types that cause most HPV cancers have dropped 88%. Among vaccinated women, the percentage of cervical precancers caused by the HPV types most often linked to cervical cancer has dropped by 40%.

The HPV vaccine is expected to prevent:

  • 70% of tongue and tonsil cancers
  • 90% of cervical cancers
  • 90% of anal cancers
  • 40% of vaginal and vulvar cancers
  • 60% of penile cancers

HPV vaccination could prevent more than 90% of cancers caused by HPV

Proven safe

Since the HPV vaccine became available in 2006, over 270 million doses have been distributed. The Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) first reviewed the safety data in 2007, and continues to do so. GACVS considers the HPV vaccine to be extremely safe.

Proven effective

The vaccine is effective against the HPV types that cause the majority of related cancers and infections.

Paying for vaccine

With health insurance

If your child has health insurance, the HPV vaccine is fully covered.

Without health insurance

If you don’t have health insurance, the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program can help. A child is eligible for the VFC Program if he or she is younger than 19 and is Medicaid-eligible, uninsured, underinsured, or American Indian or Alaska Native. There is no charge for any vaccine given by a VFC provider to eligible children. But there can be some other costs with a vaccination:

  • Doctors can charge a fee to give the shot, but if the family can’t afford the fee, it must be waived. A VFC-eligible child cannot be refused a vaccination due to the parent’s or guardian’s inability to pay for shot administration.
  • There can be a fee for the office visit.

Use this directory to find a VCF-provider in your community:

SEARCH FOR A CLINIC

Zip code
Central Nevada Health District - MINERAL COUNTY
331 1ST ST, HAWTHORNE, NEVADA 89415
Community Health Alliance-CENTER FOR COMPLEX CARE
330 CRAMPTON, RENO, NEVADA 89502
KEIRN FAMILY HEALTH AND PEDS
1470 E CALVADA BLVD STE 100, PAHRUMP, NEVADA 89408
FIRST PERSON CARE CLINIC - OWENS
916 WEST OWENS AVE, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89106
NO NV PEDIATRICS
75 PRINGLE WAY STE 301, RENO, NEVADA 89502
17756864300
LITTLE ROOTS PEDIATRICS
6037 S FORT APACHE RD 150, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89148
17025087434
CHN LYON COUNTY (DAYTON)
5 PINE CONE RD UNIT #103, DAYTON, NEVADA 89403
17752466211
SOUTHWEST MEDICAL - EASTERN
4475 S EASTERN AVE STE 1100, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89119
17026695925
SOUTHWEST MEDICAL - NELLIS
420 N NELLIS BLVD STE A6, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89110
17026413212
SOUTHWEST MEDICAL - TENAYA
2704 N TENAYA WAY STE 1500, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89128
17022438599
SOUTHWEST MEDICAL - DECATUR
2600 S DECATUR BLVD, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102
17026008601
SOUTHWEST MEDICAL - SIENA
2845 SIENA HEIGHTS DR STE 1400, HENDERSON, NEVADA 89052
17026171227
SOUTHWEST MEDICAL - MONTECITO
7061 GRAND MONTECITO PKWY STE 1200, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89149
17027503726
ABC PEDIATRICS - DR. HESHAM SIRSY
10950 S EASTERN AVE STE 100, HENDERSON, NEVADA 89052
17026142192
A LAS VEGAS MEDICAL GROUP
4043 E. SUNSET ROAD , HENDERSON, NEVADA 89014
17027330744
HOPE CHRISTIAN HEALTH - CORPORATE
4357 CORPORATE CENTER DR STE 450, N LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89030
17026444673
UNLV HEALTH FAMILY RESOURCE
1720 S MARYLAND PKWY Ste 306, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89104
17025504499
SPRING MOUNTAIN MEDICAL CENTER
2810 W CHARLESTEN BLVD BLDG G 64, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102
17028993039
UNLV HEALTH BAILEY MIDDLE SCHOOL
1720 SOUTH MARYLAND PKWY, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89104
17023331099
NORTHERN NV MEDICAL GRP - STEAMBOAT
1021 STEAMBOAT PKWY STE 120, RENO, NEVADA 89521
17753525300
CLINICA MEDICA DEL PUEBLO 2
5715 W ALEXANDER RD, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89130
17029164614
CHA - SUN VALLEY PHARMACY
5055 SUN VALLEY BLVD STE 150, SUN VALLEY, NEVADA 89433
17758704301
MY FAMILY DOC
3227 E WARM SPRINGS RD, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89120
17022093590
PAHRUMP PEDIATRICS
2200 E CALVADA BLVD STE A, PAHRUMP, NEVADA 89048
17753189300
NVHC WELLNESS AT ENTERPRISE
1700 WHEELER PEAK DRIVE, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89106
17025634625
COMPREHENSIVE FAMILY WELLNESS
2321 PYRAMID WAY, SPARKS, NEVADA 89431
17759003913
LAS VEGAS PEDIATRICS, PLLC
6070 S RAINBOW BLVD STE 10, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89119
17754207222
CENTRAL NEVADA HEALTH DISTRICT
485 WEST B STREET SUITE 101, FALLON, NEVADA 89406
17754236695
INSPIRADA PEDIATRICS
475 E BRUNER AVE STE 130, HENDERSON, NEVADA 89044
17027632263
FRONTIER MEDICAL GROUP
825 S MAIN ST US HWY95, TONOPAH, NEVADA 89049
17753822000
ANTHEM HILLS PEDS-GIBSON
825 N. GIBSON RD. STE 300, HENDERSON, NEVADA 89011
17025662400
SUNRISE MOUNTAIN FAMILY MED CLINIC
4840 E BONANZA RD STE 8, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89110
17252041008
NVHC WILLOW STREET HEALTH CTR
790 WILLOW ST, RENO, NEVADA 89502
17752573184
SILVER STATE PEDIATRIC SNF
2496 W CHARLESTON BLVD, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102
17023103722
LINCOLN COUNTY MED ASSOC-ALAMO
33 JOSHUA TREE ST, ALAMO, NEVADA 89001
17757253364
RENOWN MED GRP CHILDREN'S MOANA
745 W. MOANA LN STE 260, RENO, NEVADA 89509
17759826147
R.E.A.C.H. COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
823 S LAS VEGAS BLVD STE 500, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89101
17029029434
LAUGHLIN COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
3650 SOUTH POINTE CIRCLE STE 101, LAUGHLIN, NEVADA 89029
17022994525
KIDS 360 PEDIATRICS
3140 S RAINBOW BLVD STE 403, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89146
17254338505
WEE CARE PEDIATRICS - CHARLESTON
4236 E. CHARLESTON BLVD, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89104
17028898444
INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTHCARE-CENTENNIAL
6170 N DURANGO DR #130, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89149
17028702099
CARSON MEDICAL GROUP PEDS - RENO
9400 DOUBLE R BLVD, RENO, NEVADA 89521
17758852229
HEALTHY KIDS CARE AT SUNRISE
3196 S. MARYLAND PKWY STE 411, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89109
17024447685
CHING'S PEDIATRICS - CRAIG
4640 W. CRAIG RD., NO. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89032
17029823099
NEVADA PEDIATRIC SPECIALISTS
880 SEVEN HILLS DR STE 100, HENDERSON, NEVADA 89052
17024575437
CHA - NORTH VALLEYS
280 N. VISTA KNOLLS BLVD. SUITE 107, RENO, NEVADA 89506
17753620020
ST. ROSE PEDIATRICS-SUMMERLIN
8980 W. CHEYENNE AVE., LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89129
17025648556
COMMUNITY HEALTH ALLIANCE PHARMACY
1055 S. WELLS AVE, RENO, NEVADA 89502
17753363035
SUNRISE PEDIATRICS-HENDERSON
1701 N GREEN VALLEY SUITE 10A, HENDERSON, NEVADA 89074
17022545437
WEST SIDE PEDIATRICS
8440 W LAKE MEAD BLVD STE 104, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89128
17028212000
RENOWN PEDIATRICS LOS ALTOS
1525 LOS ALTOS PARKWAY, SPARKS, NEVADA 89436
17759823861
PONDEROSA PEDIATRICS
6512 S. MCCARRAN BLVD. SUITE D, RENO, NEVADA 89509
17759009987
RENOWN MED SCHOOL - STADIUM WAY
101 EAST STADIUM WAY MS 316, RENO, NEVADA 89557
17759824200
CHA- SPARKS PHARM
2244 ODDIE BLVD, SPARKS, NEVADA 89431
17759977303
RENOWN MED SHCOOL ASSOC
745 W MOANA, RENO, NEVADA 89509
17759821000
RENOWN MED GRP PEDS - DOUBLE R
10581 DOUBLE R BLVD, RENO, NEVADA 89521
17759827780
WEE CARE PEDIATRICS HENDERSON
10170 S EASTERN AVE STE 160, HENDERSON, NEVADA 89052
17028898444
CANYONLANDS HEALTH CARE- MESQUITE
210 N SANDHILL BLVD, MESQUITE, NEVADA 89027
17028490558
ADVANCED PRACTICE PRIMARY CARE
4773 CAUGHLIN PKWY, RENO, NEVADA 89519
17756838239
HAPPY KIDS PEDIATRICS
701 SHADOW LANE STE 120, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89106
17024852144
SOUTHERN NV COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
280 S DECATUR BLVD, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89107
17027591700
SILVER STATE HEALTH SRVS -PAHRUMP
1430 E CALVADA BLVD STE 200, PAHRUMP, NEVADA 89048
17755051214
SOUTHERN NEVADA PEDIATRIC CENTER
2050 MARINER DR. SUITE 150, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89128
17028505437
NVHC - MOBILE MEDICAL UNIT
1799 MOUNT MARIAH DR., LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89106
17025973853
CARSON TAHOE MEDICAL GROUP - DAYTON
901 MEDICAL CENTER DR. STE 203, DAYTON, NEVADA 89403
17754457630
CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF N NV
500 E FOURTH STREET, RENO, NEVADA 89512
17753227073
SUNRISE PEDIATRICS - SMOKE RANCH
7200 SMOKE RANCH ROAD SUITE 150, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89128
17028205437
LINCOLN COUNTY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES
700 N. SPRING ST, CALIENTE, NEVADA 89008
17757263121
KIDDIES PAL PEDIATRICS
851 S RAMPART BLVD SUITE 130, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89145
17028231333
FIRST MED H W-SHADOW LANE
400 SHADOW LN STE 104, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89106
17027310909
RENOWN MED GRP PEDS SPECIALTY CARE
75 PRINGLE WAY SUITE 505, RENO, NEVADA 89502
17759823875
WILLIAM B RIRIE - EUREKA
250 S MAIN STREET, EUREKA, NEVADA 89316
17752375642
RENOWN - FALLON
560 E WILLIAMS AVE, FALLON, NEVADA 89406
17759822980
MAMA MIA PEDIATRICS - EASTERN
1250 S EASTERN AVE, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89104
17023834001
DESERT VALLEY PEDIATRICS - POST RD
9140 W POST ROAD, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89148
17022604525
NVHC-BOWER SCB CLINIC-BASIC ACADEMY
98 E LAKE MEAD PKWY SUTE 103, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89015
17026365400
1ST PERSON CARE CLINIC HENDERSON
200 EAST HORIZON DR. SUITE A, HENDERSON, NEVADA 89015
17023815858
FIRST MED H - W MLK BLVD
3940 N MLK BLVD STE 105, N LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89032
17027310909
BAMBOO FAMILY CLINIC - HENDERSON
98 E. LAKE MEAD PKWY STE 307, HENDERSON, NEVADA 89015
17024832969
OASIS PEDIATRICS
8285 W. ARBY AVE STE 255, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89113
17024762944
RENO PEDIATRICS
343 ELM ST STE306, RENO, NEVADA 89503
17754708030
SLOTHOWER PEDIATRICS
1780 BROWNING WAY, ELKO, NEVADA 89801
17757783437
UNLV MEDICINE PEDIATRICS - LIED
1524 PINTO LANE, 3rd FLOOR, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89106
17029442828
SUNSHINE VALLEY PEDS-SOUTHWEST
9091 W POST RD, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89148
17023633000
CARSON CITY HEALTH HUMAN SERV
900 E LONG ST, CARSON CITY, NEVADA 89706
17752837766
NORTHEASTERN NV PEDIATRICS
1995 ERRECART BLVD STE 202, ELKO, NEVADA 89801
17757383654
NEVADA HEALTH CENTER - HENDERSON
98 E LAKE MEAD PKWY SUITE 103, HENDERSON, NEVADA 89015
17028680327 (Ext. 2207)
RENOWN - FERNLEY
1343 W NEWLANDS DR, FERNLEY, NEVADA 89408
17759826529
VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE SO NV RUFFIN
1240 N MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89106
17029670530
RENOWN MED GROUP-PEDS 15 MCCABE
15 MCCABE DR UNIT #100, RENO, NEVADA 89511
17759822490
NORTHERN NEVADA HOPES
580 W. 5TH ST, RENO, NEVADA 89503
17757864673
VIPEDIATRICS
3265 E WARM SPRINGS RD, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89120
17027497979
CHA-SPARKS
2244 ODDIE BLVD, SPARKS, NEVADA 89431
17759977300
CHING'S PEDIATRICS
6760 S FORT APACHE RD STE 100, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89148
17029823099
NORTHERN NEVADA MEDICAL GROUP-VISTA
5265 VISTA BLVD BUILD B, SPARKS, NEVADA 89436
17753523080
ADVANCED PEDIATRICS
8551 W LAKE MEAD UNIT #180, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89128
17027501230
IRENE BENN IHS-HEALTH CLINIC
10 LINCOLN ST, MOAPA, NEVADA 89025
17028652700
NVHC - CP SQUIRES
2225 S CIVIC CENTER DR STE 224, N LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89030
17022209905 (Ext. 6058)
BRIGHT FUTURES PEDS - DURANGO
6850 N. DURANGO DR STE 120, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89149
17029444028
NEM MEDICAL CENTER - DECATUR
939 S DECATUR BLVD, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89107
17024739600
TERESITA MELOCOTON, MD - EASTERN
730 N. EASTERN AVE, STE 100, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89101
17027241700
FIRST PERSON CARE CLINIC
1200 S 4TH ST SUITE 111, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89104
17023808118
RENO FAMILY MEDICAL CLINIC
1699 S VIRGINIA ST STE 100, RENO, NEVADA 89502
17753868733
MY KID'S DOCTOR
670 S GREEN VALLEY PKWY 125, HENDERSON, NEVADA 89052
17029102700
HOPE CHRISTIAN HEALTH CENTER
4040 N MLK BLVD STE A, NORTH LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89032
17026444673
THE HEALTH CARE CENTER
21 LOCUST ST, RENO, NEVADA 89502
17759825292
MILESTONES PEDIATRICS
5105 E SAHARA AVE SUITE 134, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89142
17025340081
ANTHEM HILLS PEDS RAINBOW
5320 S RAINBOW BLVD STE 172, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89118
17025662400
SUNRISE PEDIATRICS - RAINBOW
7875 S RAINBOW BLVD STE 102, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89139
17023615437
MOUNTAINVIEW MED
1701 COUNTY RD STE H, MINDEN, NEVADA 89423
17754501579
DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH
1329 WATERLOO LN, GARDNERVILLE, NEVADA 89410
17757829038 (Ext. 1)
BANNER HEALTH CLINICS - FERNLEY
1260 NEVADA PACIFIC BLVD, FERNLEY, NEVADA 89408
17755757171
INCLINE VILLAGE HEALTH CLINIC
880 ALDER AVE 2nd FLOOR, INCLINE VILLAGE, NEVADA 89451
17758316200
MICHAEL ROSENMAN MD
2870 S MARYLAND PKWY STE 160, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89109
17024057799
HGH PEDIATRIC CLINIC WALK IN CLINIC
118 E HASKELL ST STE C, WINNEMUCCA, NEVADA 89445
17756257000
RHC-HGH-RURAL HEALTH CLINICS
118 E HASKELL, WINNEMUCCA, NEVADA 89445
17756215698
SNHD - EAST LAS VEGAS CLINIC
2950 E. Bonanza Road, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89101
17027590900
BANNER MEDICAL GROUP - PEDS
801 E WILLIAMS AVE STE 2208, FALLON, NEVADA 89406
17758677712
SAHARA MEDICAL INSTITUTE
5781 W SAHARA AVE STE 500, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89146
17023311700
FALLON FAMILY MEDICINE
1077 NEW RIVER PKWY STE 2207, FALLON, NEVADA 89406
17754282747
NVHC-EASTERN AVE MEDICAL AND DENTAL
2212 S EASTERN AVE, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89104
17027359334
CLINICA MEDICA DEL PUEBLO #1
216 N LAMB BLVD, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89110
17024592401
ST ROSE PEDIATRICS CIMARRON
6980 S CIMARRON RD STE 100, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89113
17025648556
PIONEER PEDIATRICS - BONANZA
4840 E BONANZA RD STE 5, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89110
17028232118
L. MEAD PEDIATRIC CENTER
129 W LAKE MEAD PKWY STE 10, HENDERSON, NEVADA 89015
17024895748
SNHD-HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER
220 E HORIZON DR, HENDERSON, NEVADA 89015
17027591311
SMMG SHARLANDS AVE
6255 SHARLANDS AVE, RENO, NEVADA 89523
17757707580
SUMMIT PEDIATRICS NORTHWEST
6350 MAE ANNE AVE STE 3, RENO, NEVADA 89523
17756246350
VOLUNTEERS IN MED OF SO NV
4770 HARRISON DR STE 200, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89121
17029670530 (Ext. 212)
CVH - Primary Care Minden Village
1649 LUCERNE ST UNIT A-B, MINDEN, NEVADA 89423
17757821603
MESA VIEW MEDICAL GROUP
1301 BERTHA HOWE AVE STE 1, MESQUITE, NEVADA 89027
17023460800
POSITIVELY KIDS FAMILY HEALTHCARE
701 N PECOS RD BLDG M, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89101
17022620037
MAMA MIA PEDIATRICS
2315 E CHEYENNE AVE STE 100, N LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89030
17026334000
FIRST MED H W
3343 S EASTERN AVE, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89169
17027310909
GOOD CHOICE PEDIATRICS
3050 E BONANZA RD STE 130, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89101
17023830663
NNMG - KIETZKE LN
5575 KIETZKE LN STE B, RENO, NEVADA 89511
17758511505
NVHC-LAS VEGAS HEALTH AND WELLNESS
1450 N MAIN STREET, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89101
17023074635
NVHC-ELKO FAMILY MEDICAL DENTAL
762 14TH ST, ELKO, NEVADA 89801
17757381553
HORIZON RIDGE PEDS
2621 W HORIZON RIDGE PKWY STE 100, HENDERSON, NEVADA 89052
17022631908
CARSON CITY - CLINIC (MAIN)
900 E LONG ST, CARSON CITY, NEVADA 89706
17758872190
TENDERCARE PEDIATRICS
2810 S JONES BLVD STE 1, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89146
17028731899
TRI-STAR PEDIATRICS
2510 WIGWAM PKWY STE 103, HENDERSON, NEVADA 89074
17025583551
CHILDRENS UC AND PEDS - BUFFALO
3424 N BUFFALO DR STE 100, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89129
17022330174
TRIBAL-DUCKWATER COMMUNITY HEALTH
502 DUCKWATER FALLS RD, DUCKWATER, NEVADA 89314
17758630222
ELSA VON SCHULENBURG, MD
2881 S VALLEY VIEW BLVD STE 7, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102
17028513572
SOUTHERN NV INTERNAL MED-PEDIATRICS
6252 S RAINBOW BLVD STE 110, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89118
17022535410
KIDFIXERS PEDS
10105 BANBURRY CROSS DR UNIT 170 UNIT #170, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89144
17027655437
BOND PEDIATRICS-FORT APACHE
5751 S FORT APACHE RD STE A, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89148
17029390480
ST ROSE PEDS HORIZON RIDGE
2350 W HORIZON RIDGE PRWY, HENDERSON, NEVADA 89052
17025648556
ANTHEM HILLS PEDS EASTERN
871 CORONADO CENTER DR STE 141, HENDERSON, NEVADA 89052
17025662400
BRIGHT FUTURES PEDIATRICS
8352 W WARM SPRINGS RD STE 210, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89113
17029444028
SIENA PEDIATRICS
2441 WEST HORIZON RIDGE PARKWAY, HENDERSON, NEVADA 89052
17022487337
LA CANADA PEDIATRICS
3196 S MARYLAND PKWY STE 208, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89109
17027961820
CVH - Primary Care Topaz Ranch
3919 CARTER WAY, WELLINGTON, NEVADA 89444
17757833096
SOUTHERN HILLS PEDIATRICS
5775 S FORT APACHE RD STE 110, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89148
17024500003
RHC-PERSHING PHYSICIAN'S CENTER
850 5TH ST STE 101, LOVELOCK, NEVADA 89419
17752732918
GUADALUPE MED CENTER - RANCHO
1060 N RANCHO DR, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89106
17023841110
OSHIRO PEDIATRICS
4570 S EASTERN AVE STE 21, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89119
17027336033
NVHC-MLK FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
1799 MOUNT MARIAH DRIVE, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89106
17023831961
NVHC-JACKPOT COMMUNITY HEALTH
950 LADY LUCK DRIVE, JACKPOT, NEVADA 89825
17757552500
NVHC-NORTH LAS VEGAS FAMILY HEALTH
2225 S CIVIC CENTER DR STE 224, N LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89030
17022145948
MOUNTAIN VISTA PEDIATRICS
6301 MT VISTA ST STE 205, HENDERSON, NEVADA 89014
17026855543
WILLIAM W CRAIG, MD
3201 S MARYLAND PKWY STE 624, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89109
17028624636
NORTHWEST PEDIATRICS
3630 N RANCHO DR STE 104, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89130
17022121240
SOUTHERN NV MED AND PEDS
3301 W CHARLESTON BLVD, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102
17029680100
NVHC-CAMBRIDGE FAMILY HEALTH
3900 CAMBRIDGE AVE STE 102, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89119
17023075415
CIVIC CENTER PEDS
2025 CIVIC CENTER DR., NORTH LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89030
17026337970
RAPID CARE MEDICAL CLINIC
2610 S JONES BLVD STE 1, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89146
17027987770
ANTHEM PEDS 7 HILLS
2510 W HORIZON RIDGE PKWY STE 130, HENDERSON, NEVADA 89052
17022637800
CARSON MED GROUP PEDS - MINDEN
925 IRONWOOD DR STE 2111, MINDEN, NEVADA 89423
17752835340
HEALTHWELL MEDICAL GROUP
4375 S. BUFFALO DR. STE 101, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89147
17028949422
TERESITA MELOCOTON, MD-CHARLESTON
3701 W CHARLESTON BLVD, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102
17023884428
BOND PEDIATRICS - EASTERN
3315 S EASTERN AVE, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89169
17023099900
WEE CARE PEDIATRICS
4785 S DURANGO DR STE 101, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89147
17028898444 (Ext. X101)
DOYNE MEDICAL CLINIC
1706 W BONANZA RD, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89106
17026316860
DESERT VALLEY PEDIATRICS-SUMMERLIN
10105 BANBURRY CROSS DR UNIT #370, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89144
17022604525
MOUNTAIN VIEW PEDIATRICS
7580 W SAHARA AVE 2ND FLOOR, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89117
17022550500
RENOWN SILVER SPRINGS HLTH CTR
3595 HIGHWAY 50 W, SILVER SPRINGS, NEVADA 89429
17759827502
DESERT PEDS EASTERN
2150 S EASTERN AVENUE, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89104
17026412150
DESERT PEDS CASCADE
7180 CASCADE VALLEY CT UNIT #180, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89128
17026412150
NVHC-CARLIN COMMUNITY HEALTH
310 MEMORY LN, CARLIN, NEVADA 89822
17757542666
GUADALUPE MED CENTER - EASTERN
1440 N EASTERN AVE, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89101
17023841110
NVHC-WENDOVER COMMUNITY HEALTH
925 WELLS AVE, W WENDOVER, NEVADA 89883
17756642220
HENDERSON PEDIATRICS
1490 W SUNSET RD STE 150, HENDERSON, NEVADA 89014
17025660333
NVHC-SIERRA NEVADA HEALTH CENTER
3325 RESEARCH WAY, CARSON CITY, NEVADA 89706
17758875140
CHILDRENS URGENT CARE PEDS-SUNSET
1600 W SUNSET RD STE A, HENDERSON, NEVADA 89014
17028986400
CHA-NEIL ROAD CLINIC
3915 NEIL RD, RENO, NEVADA 89502
17758704333
NEWE MED CLINIC
400 NEWE VIEW, ELY, NEVADA 89301
17752892134
BEATTY MEDICAL CLINIC, LLC
250 S IRVING ST, BEATTY, NEVADA 89003-0250
17755539111
GUADALUPE MED CENTER - CHARLESTON
1219 E CHARLESTON BLVD, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89104
17023841110
WILLIAM B RIRIE RURAL HEALTH CLINIC
1500 AVE H, ELY, NEVADA 89301
17752893612
JURANI CLINIC - DECATUR
633 N DECATUR BLVD STE A, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89107
17022584900
BERNSTEIN PEDIATRICS
2121 E FLAMINGO RD STE 100, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89119
17027967000
GURJEET WADIA, MD
236 W 6TH STREET STE 307, RENO, NEVADA 89503
17753296465
LAKE MEAD PEDIATRICS
2031 MCDANIEL ST UNIT #220, NORTH LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89030
17026421409
INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTHCARE - DURANGO
5575 S DURANGO STE 103, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89113
17024355437
INTERMOUNTAIN HC TENAYA PEDIATRICS
2650 N TENAYA WAY UNIT 308, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89128
17028702099
INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTHCARE - WIGWAM
1505 WIGWAM PKWY #230, HENDERSON, NEVADA 89074
17025628900
TRIBAL-PYRAMID LAKE HEALTH CTR
705 HIGHWAY 446, NIXON, NEVADA 89424
17755741018
SOUTHERN BANDS HEALTH CTR
515 SHOSHONE CIRCLE, ELKO, NEVADA 89801
17757382252
TRIBAL-WALKER RIVER HEALTH CTR
1025 HOSPITAL RD, SCHURZ, NEVADA 89427
17757732005
TRIBAL-RENO SPARKS HEALTH CTR
1715 KUENZLI LN, RENO, NEVADA 89502
17753295162
TRIBAL-OWYHEE COMMUNITY HEALTH
1623 HOSPITAL LOOP, OWYHEE, NEVADA 89832
17757572415 (Ext. 4226)
FORT MCDERMITT WELLNESS CENTER
112 N RESERVATION RD, MC DERMITT, NEVADA 89421
17755328522
NEVADA PEDIATRIC SPECIALISTS
3201 S MARYLAND PKWY STE 608, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89109
17024575437
CENTENNIAL PEDS
6850 N DURANGO DRIVE SUITE 306, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89149
17028976000
TRIBAL-FALLON HEALTH CENTER
1001 RIO VISTA DR, FALLON, NEVADA 89406
17754233634
SAINT MARY'S MED GRP - WEDGE PKWY
18653 WEDGE PKWY STE 110, RENO, NEVADA 89511
17757703327
TRIBAL-YERINGTON PAIUTE HLT
171 CAMPBELL LN, YERINGTON, NEVADA 89447
17757830222
CARSON MED GROUP FAMILY PRACTICE
1200 Mountain St, CARSON CITY, NEVADA 89703
17758821324
CHA-SUN VALLEY CLINIC
5055 SUN VALLEY BLVD STE 100 UNIT #5, SUN VALLEY, NEVADA 89433
17758704334
SUNSHINE VALLEY PEDS-PARKWAY
7455 W WASHINGTON AVE STE 300, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89128
17023633000
TRIBAL-LV PAIUTE HEALTH SERVICES
1257 PAIUTE CIR, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89106
17023820784
RENOWN MEDICAL CENTER PEDS
901 E SECOND ST STE 201, Building F, RENO, NEVADA 89502
17759823970
NVHC-AMARGOSA VALLEY MED CLINIC
1690 E AMARGOSE FARM RD, AMARGOSA VALLEY, NEVADA 89020
17753725432 (Ext. 2300)
CHA WELLS
1055 S WELLS AVE UNIT #120, RENO, NEVADA 89502
17753296300
TRIBAL-WASHOE HEALTH CENTER
1559 WATASHEAMU DR, GARDNERVILLE, NEVADA 89460
17752658622
DESERT VALLEY PEDS CENTENNIAL
6850 N DURANGO DR UNIT #406, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89149
17022604525
CHN NYE COUNTY
1981 E Calvada Blvd Apt 100, PAHRUMP, NEVADA 89048
17757517072
SO NEVADA HEALTH DISTRICT-MAIN
280 S Decatur Blvd, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89107
17027591311
CHN LYON COUNTY (YERINGTON)
26 NEVIN WAY, YERINGTON, NEVADA 89447
17754636539
CHN HUMBOLDT COUNTY
50 E HASKELL ST UNIT #B, WINNEMUCCA, NEVADA 89445
17756236575
CHN NYE/ESMERALDA COUNTY
1 FRANKIE ST, TONOPAH, NEVADA 89049
17754826659
NORTHERN NV PUBLIC HEALTH
1001 E 9TH ST BLDG B DOOR #13, RENO, NEVADA 89512
17753282479
CARSON MED GROUP PEDS CARSON
1475 MEDICAL PARKWAY, CARSON CITY, NEVADA 89703
17758852229
THE ELKO CLINIC
1995 ERRECART BLVD UNIT 103, ELKO, NEVADA 89801
17757383111
SILVER SAGE CENTER FOR FAM MED
10467 DOUBLE R BLVD, RENO, NEVADA 89521
17758539394
PREMIER PEDIATRICS
5380 S RAINBOW BLVD STE 314, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89118
17024634444
SUNRISE PEDIATRICS - MARYLAND
3061 S MARYLAND PKWY STE 101, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89109
17022545437
UNR STUDENT OUTREACH CLINIC
745 E MOANA LANE, RENO, NEVADA 89509
17756828646
PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES
645 N ARLINGTON AVE SUITE 620, RENO, NEVADA 89503
17753292525
CHN LYON COUNTY (FERNLEY)
555 E MAIN ST, FERNLEY, NEVADA 89408
17755753363
CHN CHURCHILL COUNTY
485 WEST B ST UNIT #101, FALLON, NEVADA 89406
17754234434
CHN WHITE PINE COUNTY
297 Nevada Northern Rail Way Ste 5, ELY, NEVADA 89301
17752936558
CHN LINCOLN COUNTY
1005 MAIN ST, PANACA, NEVADA 89042
17759628086
LANDER COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH
825 N 2ND ST, BATTLE MOUNTAIN, NEVADA 89820
17756352386

The “sex” issue

Some parents believe that if their child isn't sexually active, they do not need a vaccine for a virus that is predominantly spread through sexual activity. However, HPV is so common that your child will likely be exposed at some point in their life. Even if they engage in no sexual or intimate contact before marriage, their partner could have been exposed and still infect them years later. While you likely don’t want to think about your child’s future sex life, you can protect them today for an unknowable future.

Common questions

Why does my child need the HPV vaccine?

HPV is extremely common — most people will be exposed during their life — and it can cause cancer. By vaccinating your child, you can protect them from several types of cancer.

Is HPV vaccination safe?

 More than 270 million doses of vaccine have been distributed worldwide, with more than 120 million doses in the United States. HPV vaccine safety is constantly monitored, and the studies continue to show that HPV vaccination is safe. All medications and vaccines can have side effects. Common side effects from the HPV vaccine are mild and can include headache, pain, and soreness in the area of the arm where the vaccine was given.


All ingredients in a vaccine undergo extensive testing before they are put into use. Like the Hepatitis B and Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) vaccines, the HPV vaccine contains aluminum, which boosts the body's immune response to the vaccine. People are exposed to aluminum every day through food and cooking utensils. Aluminum-containing vaccines have been used for decades and have safely been given to more than 3 billion people.

Does HPV vaccination cause fertility issues?

There is no evidence that HPV vaccination causes fertility or reproductive problems. In fact, getting vaccinated and protecting against cervical cancer can help ensure a woman's ability to get pregnant and have healthy babies.

If my child isn't sexually active, why do they need an HPV vaccine?

HPV is so common that almost everyone will be exposed at some point in their lives. For a vaccine to be effective, a person needs to receive it before they are exposed to an infection – just like with Measles or Pneumonia — so children need to be vaccinated against HPV infection before they become sexually active and are exposed to HPV. Vaccinating children between ages 9 and 12 offers the best immune response and HPV cancer prevention. So even if your child delays sexual activity until they are older, or limits sexual partnerships, they could still be exposed if their partner has been exposed.

Why does my son need an HPV vaccine?

The vaccine was first recommended for girls, but is now recommended for all children. Both males and females can get HPV and the cancers it causes. HPV is so common, 85% of people will be infected with it during their lifetime. The vaccine prevents both cervical and head and neck cancers. In fact, head and neck cancers are now more common than cervical cancer and are more likely to impact men.

How can a shot prevent cancer?

HPV vaccination is one of the rare opportunities we have to prevent cancer with a shot. (The other vaccine is the Hepatitis B vaccine which protects against liver cancer.) Research has shown that the HPV vaccine provides close to 100% protection against infections and pre-cancers caused by the types of Human Papillomavirus targeted by the vaccine.

Why does my child need all these shots now?

You can protect your child from many serious illnesses and diseases, including Meningitis, HPV cancers and Whooping Cough, by giving them vaccines. The timing of the vaccines matters as children need protection before they're exposed. The best time to get the HPV vaccine is between ages 9 and 12. This is because children have a stronger immune response. After age 15, they will need three doses to be fully protected.

Will my child have to keep getting the HPV vaccine?

 No, once your child has received all doses of the vaccine, they are done and will have long-term protection against infections and pre-cancers.

 

How much does the HPV vaccine cost?

Like other vaccines, the HPV vaccine is covered by most insurance plans. There are resources to pay for vaccines if you are uninsured. See our "paying for the vaccine" section above.

 

Additional materials

This webpage was supported by the Nevada State Department of Health and Human Services through Grant Number 5-NH23IP922609-05-00 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department nor the CDC.

Why does my child need the HPV vaccine?

HPV is extremely common — most people will be exposed during their life — and it can cause cancer. By vaccinating your child, you can protect them from several types of cancer.

Is HPV vaccination safe?

 More than 270 million doses of vaccine have been distributed worldwide, with more than 120 million doses in the United States. HPV vaccine safety is constantly monitored, and the studies continue to show that HPV vaccination is safe. All medications and vaccines can have side effects. Common side effects from the HPV vaccine are mild and can include headache, pain, and soreness in the area of the arm where the vaccine was given.


All ingredients in a vaccine undergo extensive testing before they are put into use. Like the Hepatitis B and Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) vaccines, the HPV vaccine contains aluminum, which boosts the body's immune response to the vaccine. People are exposed to aluminum every day through food and cooking utensils. Aluminum-containing vaccines have been used for decades and have safely been given to more than 3 billion people.

Does HPV vaccination cause fertility issues?

There is no evidence that HPV vaccination causes fertility or reproductive problems. In fact, getting vaccinated and protecting against cervical cancer can help ensure a woman's ability to get pregnant and have healthy babies.

If my child isn't sexually active, why do they need an HPV vaccine?

HPV is so common that almost everyone will be exposed at some point in their lives. For a vaccine to be effective, a person needs to receive it before they are exposed to an infection – just like with Measles or Pneumonia — so children need to be vaccinated against HPV infection before they become sexually active and are exposed to HPV. Vaccinating children between ages 9 and 12 offers the best immune response and HPV cancer prevention. So even if your child delays sexual activity until they are older, or limits sexual partnerships, they could still be exposed if their partner has been exposed.

Why does my son need an HPV vaccine?

The vaccine was first recommended for girls, but is now recommended for all children. Both males and females can get HPV and the cancers it causes. HPV is so common, 85% of people will be infected with it during their lifetime. The vaccine prevents both cervical and head and neck cancers. In fact, head and neck cancers are now more common than cervical cancer and are more likely to impact men.

How can a shot prevent cancer?

HPV vaccination is one of the rare opportunities we have to prevent cancer with a shot. (The other vaccine is the Hepatitis B vaccine which protects against liver cancer.) Research has shown that the HPV vaccine provides close to 100% protection against infections and pre-cancers caused by the types of Human Papillomavirus targeted by the vaccine.

Why does my child need all these shots now?

You can protect your child from many serious illnesses and diseases, including Meningitis, HPV cancers and Whooping Cough, by giving them vaccines. The timing of the vaccines matters as children need protection before they're exposed. The best time to get the HPV vaccine is between ages 9 and 12. This is because children have a stronger immune response. After age 15, they will need three doses to be fully protected.

Will my child have to keep getting the HPV vaccine?

 No, once your child has received all doses of the vaccine, they are done and will have long-term protection against infections and pre-cancers.

 

How much does the HPV vaccine cost?

Like other vaccines, the HPV vaccine is covered by most insurance plans. There are resources to pay for vaccines if you are uninsured. See our "paying for the vaccine" section above.