Shaping a Mississippi without HPV-Related cancers

The mission of the Mississippi HPV Roundtable is to build collaboration, enhance communication, and work across Mississippi to increase HPV vaccination.



The HPV vaccine helps prevent 90% of HPV-related cancers


Only 30.5% of Mississippi children are up to date on the HPV vaccine.


Mississippi ranks last out of 50 states for up to date HPV vaccination rates.

Parents’ Corner

Is the HPV vaccine right for your child? Do you want to prevent your child from getting six types of cancer?

The HPV vaccine is safe and effective. More than 100 million doses have been administered in the U.S. over the past ten years with no adverse side effects. The best age for your child to receive the HPV vaccine is from 9-12 when the child’s immune system is primed for the vaccine and before the child is ever exposed to HPV. The HPV vaccine is covered by insurance and the Mississippi Vaccines for Children program, ask your child’s doctor for it.

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Take a look at our parents' resources regarding your child's HPV vaccine.

Resource Center

Explore the HPV vaccination resource library to bolster your work in educating others and promoting HPV-related cancer prevention. Search handouts, presentations, white papers and more to get the latest information about the HPV vaccine.



How does the HPV vaccine prevent cancer?


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Is the HPV vaccine for boys and girls?

You’re not alone: we hear you. Other parents have questions just like yours. Click below to get answers to common questions about HPV cancer prevention.