Teenage girls may worry about homework, hairstyles and hurrying to see friends, while parents focus on what their future holds.
Teenage girls may worry about homework, hairstyles and hurrying to see friends, while parents focus on what their future holds. To help keep them healthy for decades to come, Sanford Clinic OB-GYN Ltd. will provide free HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccines to girls 11-18 years old. The clinics will be:
March 10, 2007 & March 17, 2007
1500 W. 22nd Street - Suite 301
Sanford Health - Medical Building #3
Sioux Falls, SD
Girls under 18 need a parent/guardian's signature. Consent forms may be picked up at OB-GYN Ltd, printed at www.obgynltd.com
or signed at the vaccine clinic. Pre-registration is not required, but to help organizers prepare vaccines, anyone who may attend is asked to call 605-328-7700 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
To complete the three-shot series, follow up clinics will be May 5, 2007 and August 18, 2007.
In January, South Dakota started a statewide effort to provide girls with the HPV vaccine. Gardasil, the name of the medicine, can prevent four strains of HPV which cause about 70 percent of all cervical cancer cases.
Reporters wishing to attend either Saturday clinic should contact Jolene Loetscher by 4:30pm, Friday, March 9 or Friday, March 16, 2007.