LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 6, 2023) — UK Retail Pharmacies will offer free HPV vaccinations for University of Kentucky students on from 1-4 p.m. Monday, April 10, in Pigman Hall, located at 685 Sports Center Drive. Any student can stop by for a vaccine.
The HPV vaccine can prevent more than 90% of cancers caused by the human papillomavirus, as well as anal, vaginal, cervical, and vulvar precancers.
While the best age to receive the HPV vaccine is 11 to 12 years old, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that anyone up to age 26 — male or female — get the vaccine if they have not had it already. The vaccine is given as a series of either two or three doses, depending on the age at the initial vaccination.
Can’t make the event? UK Retail Pharmacies also offers a wide range of point-of-care services, including HPV vaccinations. Services vary by location, so visit http://ukpharmacy.org for more information and to request an appointment.
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