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The HPV Vaccine Project

Posted on: Oct 27, 2020

Did you know that CUE recently added coverage for the HPV vaccine to both the student and employee health plans? Wondering how this vaccine can benefit you?

  • 75% of sexually active Canadians will experience at least one HPV infection in their lifetime
  • HPV causes >99% of cervical cancers worldwide and 84% of anogenital cancers
  • 1 out of every 3 Canadian women diagnosed with cervical cancer will die from it
  • By eliminating HPV, we can eliminate cervical cancer!

How can you help eliminate HPV?  Get vaccinated! HPV vaccination is indicated and recommended for men and women from 9-45 years old, regardless of past exposure to HPV.

HPV infection is one of the top 6 preventable risk factors of cancer in Canada. An estimated 3 out of 4 sexually active Canadians will have at least one HPV infection in their lifetime and HPV increases your risk of more than 6 different cancers and diseases – some of which you can help prevent by getting vaccinated. Contact your health care and health plan provider for more details!

Learn more about HPV here and at https://www.canadavshpv.ca/ 

Questions? Contact wellness@concordia.ab.ca