How can you protect your son’s health?

Submitted by A Su Salud on June 17, 2013 - 12:47pm

Juan Ledesma, age 50, enjoys watching soccer and spending time with his family. He talks to his family about their health because it is important. Ledesma decided to vaccinate his three children with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to keep them healthy.

Ledesma learned about the vaccine from the children’s doctor. The doctor told him the vaccine was safe and effective. The doctor also said it is very important to his children’s health and future. Doctors suggest children get the vaccine at 11 years.

HPV may not have symptoms. Males and females can get the virus or pass it to their partners without knowing it. This is why the HPV vaccine is important. The vaccine helps “prepare them for their future. It’s important, not only for my son but for everyone.” It helps keep males, females and their partners healthy. The vaccine protects them before they begin dating.

Ledesma encourages everyone to learn about the vaccine and get it. It helps keep families healthy, “It doesn’t matter if it is a man or woman, they should try to get it. It’s three simple shots and that’s it!”

Ask your doctor if the vaccine is right for your son.