I would like to know the pros and cons about getting the HPV vaccine

Thank you for your interest in the HPV vaccine, and good for you for seeking out more info!

The HPV vaccine is a series of 3 shots given over 6 months and protects you against 9 different variations of HPV (Human PappillomaVirus). HPV causes genital warts and lesions, and if left untreated can cause cervical and vaginal cancer in women, and anal and throat cancer in both men and women.

The HPV vaccine (or "Gardasil"), is currently recommended for both girls and boys ages 9 through 25. Side effects include temporary pain and swelling where you get the shot, and possible flu like symptoms, such as naseua, headache, or fever, a few days after receiving a shot.

If you'd like to make an appointment to receive the HPV vaccine just contact us!


How much do your immunizations cost? Chickenpox, to be more specific.

If you are under the age of 18 and have Medicaid or no health insurance, immunizations (including the chickenpox vaccine) are free. These vaccines are provided by a government program called Vaccines for Children. At the Corner there is a cost for every appointment. To learn more about paying for any office visit at the Corner, click here.

Since the vaccines we have at the Corner are given to us by the Vaccines for Children program, we cannot give them to people who are 18 years of age or older or to anyone with a health insurance (other than Medicaid) that pays for immunizations. If this applies to you, you can schedule an immunizations appointment at the Washtenaw County Public Health Department by calling 734.544.6700.

We realize this is confusing! Feel free to contact us to discuss your specific needs. We want to make sure your questions get answered and you get immunized!


Phone: 734.484.3600 Fax: 734.484.3100
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