January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and we want to use this month to educate the masses on the HPV vaccine! The HPV vaccination, commonly going by the names Gardasil or Cervarix, has been around since 2006 to prevent the contraction of the human papillomavirus. HPV is a sexually transmitted disease and the leading cause of cervical cancer. Unfortunately, like most aspects of sexual health, there has been a lot of misinformation, typically regarding the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness.
We’re going to discuss the myths and facts about the HPV vaccine and educate you on its effectiveness in preventing cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is so preventable, that we want to diminish any barriers that are preventing people from protection. Since the pandemic started, vaccination rates have been in decline. Even if you don’t have insurance, those who are 18 and under can get vaccinated for free through the Vaccines for Children program. Also, PSA: boys can, and should, get the vaccine too! So to those ladies who have sons entering their teen years, have them join in watching our live stream. Don’t miss it, January 6 at 7:30 pm!