If there were a vaccine against cancer, wouldn't you get it for your child? The HPV vaccine prevents cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), a very common infection.

Doctors recommend the HPV vaccine for both boys and girls at age 11 or 12—or as soon as possible if they're older—before risk of exposure to the virus. HPV is spread through skin-to-skin sexual contact and is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States.

Asuris is partnering with the Washington State Department of Health to encourage parents to get their children vaccinated against HPV. Parents are the key to protecting adolescents from HPV cancers.

The HPV vaccine is covered under most health insurance plans at no cost to members under age 27 when received from an in-network provider. Talk with your child's doctor about the HPV vaccine today, or visit the Washington State Department of Health to get the facts.

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