Time to Vaccinate

Es tiempo de vacunarte!
It’s time to get vaccinated!



Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US, with a prevalence of 45.2 percent in adults ages 18 to 59.

Despite the proven efficacy of HPV vaccines in the prevention of cervical cancer and persistent HPV infection, rates of initiation and completion have remained low across the country.

Racial/ethnic disparities exist in the initiation of the HPV vaccine. Reported deterrents to vaccine uptake include lack of knowledge about the HPV vaccine, lack of health care provider recommendation for HPV vaccine, insurance status, perception of low susceptibility to HPV infection, perceived low access to the vaccine, societal norms, religious background, perception that the vaccine is unnecessary, fear of needles, concerns about vaccine safety and side effects, and practical barriers such as transportation, booking appointments and the need for additional office visits

Overview of Program

The overall goal of TdV was to increase HPV vaccination rates, provide physician recommendations, and provide education about HPV and the benefits of the vaccine. This program was composed of an educational session and no-cost HPV vaccination.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible participants must be adults between the ages of 18 and 26 or parents/guardians of children (POC) between the ages of 9 and 17 years who had not previously received the three-dose vaccine series regardless of race, income or insurance status.

NOTE: We are no longer accepting new participants for this program.


This program was funded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) from 2014-18. The program covers El Paso County.


Program Outcomes
Individuals Recruited 1,796 Completion Rate  29.2%
Vaccines Given 2,483
1st dose Given 1,212
2nd dose Given 747
3rd dose Given 524
Number of Individuals Completing Series 524