To help improve HPV vaccination rates, the Texas Medical Association joined with a coalition of more than 40 other organizations Tuesday to announce a renewed statewide immunization campaign to prevent HPV-related cancers.
The TMA House of Delegates on Saturday, May 19, approved an eight-point plan designed to help reduce resistance to vaccinating children against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV).
HPV — short for human papillomavirus — is the world’s most common sexually transmitted infection. And it can cause cancer.
Every year, 27,000 men and women are affected by human papillomavirus (HPV)--related cancers. Most of these can be prevented by vaccinating boys and girls ages 11--12. Watch a short video that emphasizes the importance of prevention from three different perspectives--an OB-GYN who treats cervical cancer daily, a pediatrician and mom who vaccinated her own daughters, and a cervical cancer survivor. As a clinician, you are the key to closing the door to cancer today.
Recommend HPV vaccination in the same way and on the same day as all adolescent vaccines. You can say, “Now that your son is 11, he is due for vaccinations today to help protect him from meningitis, HPV cancers, and pertussis.” Remind parents of the follow-up shots their child will need and ask them to make appointments before they leave.
TMA HPV Report
TMA HPV Policy
HPV Practice Incentives
TMA HPV CME
TMA HPV Articles and Blogs
TMA Infographic for Adolescents
TMA Infographic for College-Age Young Adults
Here you will find national HPV guidelines, resources, recommendations, data resources, and policy from national agencies and organizations.
Here you will find state HPV programs, recommendations, laws and regulatory guidelines, data resources, opportunities, and policy from state agencies and organizations
Squamous cell carcinoma survivor's thoughts on the HPV vaccine
Tonsil cancer patient figths the stigma of HPV-related cancers
Cervical cancer patient wishes the HPV vaccine had been available to her
Squamous cell carcinoma survivor on the importance of the HPV vaccine
Squamous cell carcinoma survivor shares her story
#PreTeenVaxScene, #HPVmyths, #HPVvax, and #PreventCancer are common HPV vaccine social media tags. TMA and other professional associations are able to provide social media guidelines and resources for success (i.e., CDC, VACs, HPV Toolkit).
CDC Resources, Education & References for HPV Vaccine
Raising HPV Vaccination Rates
Find answers to commonly asked questions about HPV.