Vaccines are among the most significant achievements in public health and can help protect against 14 deadly diseases. Share these infographics to help spread information, not disease!
In the US, nearly 80 million people—about one in four—are currently infected and about 14 million people, including teens, become infected with HPV each year. HPV causes 32,500 cancers in men and women and HPV vaccination can prevent most of the cancers (about 30,000) from ever developing…
Through our collective efforts we can help routinize using the 16-year-old visit to include recommended and catch-up vaccines. Together, we can help healthcare professionals and the public become more aware of, and motivated to comply with, US vaccine recommendations and, ultimately, help protect older teens against vaccine-preventable diseases.
Now is the time for parents and health professionals to protect the children they care for from HPV cancers. Every year that adolescents aren’t vaccinated is another year they are unprotected from cancer-causing infections…
As an adolescent medicine specialist, I’m faced with the daily challenge of guiding my patients through their adolescent years in a safe, healthy way. Sadly, there is much beyond my control, but the administration of immunizations is a very straight forward way of protecting them from diseases which I know will have a significant impact on their health. A perfect example of a vaccine that is extremely beneficial to patients in my practice is the HPV vaccine.
Waiting or delaying vaccines just doesn’t make sense. There is no reduced risk; leaving them unvaccinated just leaves your baby or child vulnerable to infections.
The US healthcare system is on the verge of an exciting transformation that focuses first on keeping people healthy. We must send a strong signal that increasing immunization rates among adults in the US is indeed a national priority.