Immunization Lunch & Learn
Practical Strategies for Improving HPV Vaccination Coverage
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | 11:30am-1:00pm
in Houston, TX
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the country, infecting nearly all adults at some point in their lives. While it is well known for causing cervical cancer, it’s also been linked to anal, penile and oropharyngeal cancers. In fact, it’s estimated to be responsible for roughly 5 percent of all cancers worldwide. But despite having a safe and effective vaccine, only about 1/3 of adolescent girls in the U.S. have received all three doses, and only half have received at least one dose of the potentially life-saving vaccine. Coverage rates among young men are even lower.
We have a vaccine against cancer, but the majority of our teens and tweens aren’t getting it.
So what can we do? How can we encourage parents and adolescents to vaccinate against cancer-causing HPV?
Whether you are a health care provider or simply someone who is curious about HPV vaccination and would like to learn more, please join us Wednesday, September 18 for a FREE informative public forum as we discuss some Practical Strategies for Improving HPV Vaccination Coverage in your clinic and community.
Lunch will be provided for all registered attendees.
Questions? Please contact the event coordinator, Robyn Correll Carlyle.