Go to Content Go to Navigation Go to Navigation Go to Site Search Homepage

The HPV vaccine can prevent some kinds of cervical cancer and genital warts. It is safe and effective, whether or not you are sexually active. UHPP offers the vaccine to patients. Please make an appointment!

What is HPV?

HPV is human papillomavirus and there are more than 100 types. It is so common that three out of four people will have it at some point in their lives. About 40 types of HPV can infect the genital area and can cause genital warts and may cause cell change that can cause cervical cancer. However, most HPV infections are harmless and go away on their own.

How is HPV spread?
Sexual activity involving skin to skin genital contact with any infected area can spread HPV. People who show no signs or symptoms can pass the virus without knowing. To read more about HPV risks, click here.

Who should get the vaccine?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the HPV vaccine from age nine to 26 and recently approved expanding the use of one form of the HPV vaccine, Gardasil 9, to include people between the ages of 27 and 45. Gardasil 9 helps prevent certain cancers and diseases caused by the nine HPV types that are covered by the vaccine.

Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood offers the HPV vaccine from age 19 to 26. You should get the vaccine even if you have already been sexually active. 

Planned Parenthood cares about your data privacy. We and our third-party vendors use cookies and other tools to collect, store, monitor, and analyze information about your interaction with our site to improve performance, analyze your use of our sites and assist in our marketing efforts. You may opt out of the use of these cookies and other tools at any time by visiting Cookie Settings. By clicking “Allow All Cookies” you consent to our collection and use of such data, and our Terms of Use. For more information, see our Privacy Notice.

Cookie Settings

Planned Parenthood cares about your data privacy. We and our third-party vendors, use cookies, pixels, and other tracking technologies to collect, store, monitor, and process certain information about you when you access and use our services, read our emails, or otherwise engage with us. The information collected might relate to you, your preferences, or your device. We use that information to make the site work, analyze performance and traffic on our website, to provide a more personalized web experience, and assist in our marketing efforts. We also share information with our social media, advertising, and analytics partners. You can change your default settings according to your preference. You cannot opt-out of required cookies when utilizing our site; this includes necessary cookies that help our site to function (such as remembering your cookie preference settings). For more information, please see our Privacy Notice.



We use online advertising to promote our mission and help constituents find our services. Marketing pixels help us measure the success of our campaigns.



We use qualitative data to learn about your user experience and improve our products and services.