Umatilla Health Department Is Offering Expanded Access To HPV Vaccine
The Umatilla County health department is now offering expanded access to the new cancer-preventing human papillomas virus vaccine, thanks to a one-time-only supplement of federal dollars, known as "Section 317" funds.
"We are very pleased to be able to make this offer to girls who would not otherwise be able to get this new vaccine," said Genni Lehnert administrator of Umatilla County health department. "It offers life-saving protection in the fight against cervical cancer."
While the vaccine has been available for many privately insured families, as well as for those eligible for the federal Vaccines for Children program, some poorly-insured people were left without access. For a limited time, girls from age 9 through 12 can obtain the vaccine at no cost if they: