Girls and women between the ages of 9 and 45 should be vaccinated against HPV to help reduce their risk of HPV-associated cancers. These include cervical, vaginal, vulvar and anal cancers and precancerous conditions associated with these cancers. HPV vaccination should be used along with, not instead of, cervical cancer screening.
Boys and young men between the ages of 9 and 26 should be vaccinated against HPV to help reduce their risk of HPV-related cancers such as anal and penile cancer.
Get vaccinated or have your children vaccinated through school-based programs where available. If you are not eligible for a free vaccination, talk to your doctor about which vaccine is right for you and when you should have it.
HPV vaccines should be available in all provinces and territories and affordable for Canadians.