MERRILL - One Northwoods County sits near the top of the list when it comes to vaccinating for HPV.
The Human Papillomavirus can cause certain types of cancer, like cervical cancer.
A vaccine for the virus came out in 2006.
Lincoln County had an HPV campaign running this summer.
They put flyers up in bathroom stalls, visited healthcare providers and campaigned at the Lincoln County Fair.
Their work is paying off.
"We have the second highest percentage of people who have teens, who have completed the HPV series. Because it's a three dose shot given over six months. We are at for all three doses, 28.43%," said Lincoln Co. Public Health Nurse Kristi Krombholz.
The Northern Region of Wisconsin saw almost 20 percent completion when it comes to three-dose HPV shots.
Lincoln County workers hope the numbers increase for vaccinations in their county and in the North.
"We just really want to get that message out to people that this is available, this is effective, it's safe. It is a somewhat newer vaccine, coming out in 2006. So some people aren't aware of it, or some people are a little weary of it because it is only since 2006 when it came out," said Krombholz.
Lincoln County Health says the vaccine is almost 100 percent effective against HPV strains.
If you'd like to learn more about the HPV vaccine, we have a link to the Lincoln County Health Department below.
Lincoln County Health Department