Meet Tiffany Bond. A mother and cancer survivor whose type of throat cancer is related to HPV and may have been prevented by the vaccine. Tiffany was diagnosed at the age of 39.
"I wish the vaccine had been available when I was younger," says Bond. "Having gone through what I went through, I cannot understand why parents would choose not to have their children vaccinated against HPV."
It is the Canadian Cancer Society's priority to build awareness of the link between HPV and cancer for males and females, increase the uptake of the HPV vaccine in British Columbia, and advocate for all genders to be included in the school-based vaccination program.
We urge British Columbia parents of girls in grade 6 to have their daughters vaccinated for free this fall through their school-based vaccination program. Talk to your healthcare provider to discuss vaccination options for your son and see if he is eligible for a free vaccine.
Resources have been developed for individuals and organizations to use and share.
Visual Fact Sheet
Key facts about the HPV vaccine - for use with parents, caregivers and youth.
Poster for use with parents or caregivers.
Poster for use with youth audiences.
Postcard for use with parents or caregivers.