The HPV vaccine is Cancer Prevention
The HPV vaccine prevents 6 types of cancer. Vaccinating against HPV is the best way to prevent HPV cancers later in life.
California HPV Vaccination Roundtable
The California HPV Vaccination Roundtable is a coalition of diverse stakeholders with a mission to work together to prevent HPV-associated cancers and pre-cancers by increasing the California HPV vaccination rate to 80% by 2026.
Every year in the United States, HPV causes 33,700 cases of cancer in men and women. 3,544 of those are in California. Fortunately, we can prevent over 90% of HPV cancers with the HPV vaccine! The HPV vaccine is a safe and effective vaccine that helps prevent six cancers, yet HPV vaccination rates lag behind those of other preteen vaccines. In California, 72% of adolescents have started the series, but only 53% have completed it.
The Roundtable serves as a catalyst to stimulate work on key HPV vaccination issues. Our primary focus is on increasing HPV vaccination among the recommended age group (ages 9-12). Our work is guided by the evidence-base for increasing HPV vaccination rates.
Our members represent diverse sectors including immunization, cancer control, academia, professional societies, community organizations, state and local agencies, private foundations, and health systems. The Roundtable is led by an active Steering Committee of medical experts and academic professionals.