The Dubois County Health Department was notified the American Cancer Society would partner and provide funding to increase adolescent HPV (human papillomavirus) immunization rates in our county. A plan of action and budget was created with the anticipated start date of January 2018. The plan will implement evidenced-based interventions to increase screening rates and follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that boys and girls ages 9-14 receive two doses of vaccine at least six month apart. The HPV vaccine protects against certain types of the virus associated with cervical, vulvar, vaginal and anal cancer, as well as genital warts. It is also associated with throat and penile cancer.
Call Dubois County Health Department to schedule your child’s vaccination appointment 812-481-7056
Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or another adult over 18 years of age with our PARENT PERMISSION FORM, signed by the parent or legal guardian, along with a copy of the parents ID. ID will be checked of named person accompanying the child. Updated insurance card is required at the time of appointment. If you cannot provide these at your appointment, it will be rescheduled.