New Issue Brief: HPV-Related Cancers and Vaccination Coverage in Wisconsin

We are excited to announce the release of our latest issue brief, HPV-Related Cancers and Vaccination Coverage in Wisconsin.

This timely new Issue Brief examines statewide HPV-related cancer trends, offers strategies to prevent cancer by increasing HPV vaccination among girls and boys in Wisconsin, and explores how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected HPV vaccine access and uptake.

HPV is a common virus that causes six types of cancer in men and women. The most common HPV-related cancer in Wisconsin is oropharyngeal cancer (affecting areas of the mouth and throat), which is twice as common among men.

The HPV vaccine can prevent these cancers. Unfortunately, the majority of Wisconsin children are not getting the HPV vaccine. Boys are especially at risk of not getting vaccinated.

Read the Issue Brief to learn more about HPV-related cancers in Wisconsin and how you can improve HPV vaccination rates in your community.

PLUS: Explore more HPV resources.

  • HPV Fact Sheet: A helpful snapshot of HPV vaccination rates in Wisconsin, with action steps you can take to make a difference.
  • HPV Infographic: This tool is perfect for sharing online, or print it and post in your office, school, or clinic.
  • HPV Flyers and Posters: Download and share these free flyers and posters for pre-teens, teens, and parents.
  • HPV Webinar: View our recent member webinar to learn more about HPV infection, HPV-attributable cancers, and HPV vaccine rates in Wisconsin.