HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Centers will present an informational workshop on the HPV vaccine on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the YWCA Greater Green Bay.
The Nov. 14 event presented by HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Centers is designed to answer important questions about the HPV vaccine, such as:
- Why should it be given?
- Who should it be given to and when?
- Does it work and is it safe?
- How is the cost of the vaccine covered?
The presentation will be led by Leighann Heling, RN, BSN, and nurse navigator at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Centers. It is free and open to the community.
HPV Vaccine Community Discussion
- 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
- Wednesday, Nov. 14
- YWCA Greater Green Bay – 230 S. Madison St. in Green Bay
- Registration is requested by visiting: www.stvincenthospital.org/HPV
HPV, short for “human papillomavirus,” is transmitted through intimate skin-to-skin contact. According to the CDC, 80 percent of people will get an HPV infection in their lifetime. In some cases, HPV can also lead to cancer. The CDC reports HPV causes 33,700 cancers in men and women each year in the United States. HPV vaccination can prevent most of the cancers from ever developing. To learn more, visit: www.cdc.gov/hpv