HPV Prevention is Simple. So Why Are Young Nevadans Not Vaccinating?

What if you could just get a simple vaccine to prevent cancer?
Turns out, you can. But more on that in a second.

Advice from a Doctor: Check Your Sources

HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccine | Immunize Nevada

One of my friends recently posted an article about the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccine.  When I clicked on the link,

Immunization Rates Improve for Children and Teens in Nevada

Immunize Nevada and the Nevada State Division of Public and Behavioral Health are pleased to announce that the recently released 2014 National Immunization Survey (NIS) shows improvements in immunization coverage ranking and vaccine coverage rates in Nevada

HPV Vaccine Could Save Your Child's Life

Photo courtesy of the CDC

When it comes to their kids, parents are always planning. One plan that's easy to make could have a tremendous benefit, even saving a life: planning to have preteens vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a sexually transmitted infection that causes genital warts but can also cause cervical cancer, as well as anal, vaginal, vulvar, penile, and oropharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancers. About 17,600 women and 9,300 men are affected by HPV-related cancers each year and nearly all sexually-active people will come in contact with HPV in their lifetime.

"It's Dismal" Says Health Official About Nevada's HPV Vaccination Rate

When we hear about HPV, the conversation often focuses on young women and the risk of cervical cancer. In reality, HPV is a much larger health crisis for women and men linked to many other diseases that we struggle to talk openly about, like vaginal and penile cancers.

Immunize Nevada Launches HPV Free NV Campaign

Immunize Nevada, in partnership with the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health and Nevada Cancer Coalition, has launched HPV Free NV, a statewide campaign to raise awareness and uptake of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine known to prevent cancer.

My Story: The HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention

Immunize Nevada Executive Director Heidi Parker tells her personal HPV story during a TEDx presentation

When I was recently asked to give a TEDx talk about preventing cancer through HPV vaccination, I didn’t want my HPV story to be part of it. I didn’t want it broadcast to the world. I definitely didn’t want to talk about sex.

“Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” Makes Nevada Premiere

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) may be the most widespread, misunderstood and potentially dangerous epidemic that most people hardly know anything about, Someone You Love reveals just how dangerous this virus can be.

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