The HPV Vaccine ProjectPosted 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!
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