What Providers Need to Know about HPV Vaccination

Terry Day

South Carolina has seen a steady increase in the HPV vaccination rates for our children over the past several years. While we’ve made progress in our state, much work remains. Hollings Cancer Center is committed to the cause and wants to partner with health care providers across the state to continue improving HPV vaccination rates in South Carolina. We can make a difference with your help.

Map of the United States with South Carolina highlighted.

Vaccination Rates in the State

HPV is estimated to cause more than 580 new cancers in South Carolina each year.

HPV in South Carolina


HPV vaccination is safe, effective, and long-lasting. As a health care provider, you are the most trusted advisor and influencer of vaccination decisions. Most parents want the HPV vaccination for their children. With a strong recommendation, health care providers can reassure parents that they are making the right decision to vaccinate against cancer in both girls and boys.

You are the key to cancer prevention. Recommend the HPV vaccine the same way and on the same day as Tdap and meningococcal conjugate vaccines. Our website provides details about the burden of HPV disease in South Carolina, resources and guidance, and tools to effectively communicate about the HPV vaccine with parents.

CDC handout

Materials for Your Staff

Using CDC’s educational resources is a great way to help educate yourself and your office staff on the latest information and guidance on HPV vaccination, best practices for communicating with parents, and tips for boosting your vaccination rates.

Educational Materials