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WFU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Offers the HPV Vaccine

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is the first in Winston-Salem to offer the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine to new and existing patients.

HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer. One in four young adults in the United Stated currently have genital HPV. Most people who have HPV don’t even know it – usually there are no signs or symptoms. The Food and Drug Administration recommends the HPV vaccine for ages 9 to 25.

The shots are given in a series of three – the second shot is given at two months, and the third is given at six months. The cost for the series of shots is $680.

The Wake Forest Baptist Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is located at 500 Shepherd St. off Stratford Road in Winston-Salem. To make an appointment, call (336) 716-4039.

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Media Contacts: Diane Stephens, dsstephe@wfubmc.edu, or Karen Richardson, krchrdsn@wfubmc.edu, at 336-716-4587.

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. The system comprises 1,187 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.

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