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HPV vaccine available at Escambia County schools

Special to Atmore News

If you could protect your child from cancer with just a vaccine, would you?
The HPV vaccine protects against six types of cancer.
The vaccine will be available at Escambia County schools on March 17 for students in fifth through 12th grades.
Note to parents: Be sure to turn in your consent form to the school by Tuesday, March 17.
Did you know that 8 out of 10 people will get HPV in their lifetime?
Did you know Alabama has some of the highest rates of cancers caused by HPV among men and women in the U.S.?
Over 40,000 new cancers are caused by HPV every year.
Make sure your child receives the HPV vaccine to keep them from becoming one of those 40,000.
Protect your child and change these rates by making sure they get the HPV vaccine.
For more information on the HPV vaccine, call 1-866-915-7676 or visit vaccine.html.