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Rhode Island Department of Health HPV

posted Jul 31, 2015, 9:35 AM by James Monti   [ updated Jul 31, 2015, 9:46 AM ]
Dear parent or guardian,

The Rhode Island Department of Health has scheduled 5 community meetings to allow you to ‘Ask the Experts about HPV Vaccination’. A doctor and staff from the Rhode Island Department of Health will be present to answer any questions about the vaccine and the state’s new HPV vaccination requirement for students entering 7th grade.

These meetings are open to all parents. The community meetings schedule is available online: www.health.ri.gov/hpv

HPV is a common virus that can lead to cancer to boys and girls. More information about HPV is available online (Rhode Island Department of Health | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

HPV vaccination requirement for students:

A 3-dose immunization requirement is being phased in for Rhode Island students.

For fall 2015, 1 dose of HPV vaccine will be required for 7th graders.
For fall 2016, 1 dose will be required for 7th graders and 2 doses will be required for 8th graders.
For fall 2017, 1 dose will be required for 7th graders, 2 doses will be required for 8th graders, and 3 doses will be required for 9th graders.

For more information about HPV, or about these community meetings, contact the Rhode Island Department of Health at 401-222-5950 / RI Relay 711

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James Monti,
Jul 31, 2015, 9:43 AM
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James Monti,
Jul 31, 2015, 9:42 AM
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