HPV Vaccination Drive-Thru Clinic
Wahpeton City Hall, 1900 4th St. N.
Thursday, May 27th
5:00 – 6:00 pm
This clinic is for Richland County residents ages 11 through 26 years at the Wahpeton City Hall garage. Enter on the north side of the city hall garages. Bring your insurance card. We are able to bill BCBS of any state, Sanford, Medica, and ND Medical Assistance. Vaccine is free for uninsured persons. Pre registration is recommended, but not required. If questions, call Richland County Health Department at 701-642-7735.
Getting the HPV vaccine for your son or daughter is the best way to protect them against certain types of cancer later in life.
Every 20 minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with an HPV-related cancer. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) cancers affect BOTH females and males.
- HPV Vaccination prevents cancer – HPV infects about 14 million people, including teens, each year. While most HPV infections go away on their own, infections that don’t go away can lead to certain types of cancer. The HPV vaccination could prevent more than 90% of these cancers from ever developing.
- HPV Vaccination is safe – Over 100 million doses have been distributed in the United States and the HPV vaccine is backed by over 10 years of monitoring and research. The vaccine is also continuously monitored for safety and effectiveness.
- HPV Vaccination works – Since the vaccine was introduced, over 10 years ago, infections that cause most HPV cancers and genital warts have dropped 71 percent among teen girls.
- Side effects – Like any vaccine or medicine, HPV vaccination can cause side effects. The most common side effects are mild and include pain, redness or swelling in the arm where the shot is given, dizziness, fainting, nausea and headache. The benefits of HPV vaccination far outweigh any potential risk of side effects.
- Information available from the CDC website (use this link – https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/parents/index.html)
Source of FAQs – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)