#SaludTues Tweetchat 7/31: HPV Prevention & Back to School Month!

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August is just around the corner which means national immunization month is nearly upon us!

Nearly 30,000 cases of cervical, oral, vaginal and penile cancers can be prevented each year with human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

While many kids and families will soon be getting ready for the new school year, now is the perfect time to make sure your preteens and teens get the HPV vaccine.

Girls and boys usually begin this series of vaccines between the ages of 11-12 years. However, certain cultural barriers and misinformation can keep kids from getting vaccinated. This is especially true among Latino populations where HPV vaccination rates remain low.

Join us this #SaludTues on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, to tweet about HPV and cancer prevention for this back to school month!

    • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: HPV Prevention & Back to School Month!
    • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, July 31, 2018
    • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
    • HOST: @SaludAmerica
    • CO-HOST: The HHS Office of Adolescent Health (@TeenHealthGov) & YOU!
    • OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #HPV

This #SaludTues we’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:

      • Why is it important for preteens and teens to get vaccinated?
      • Which populations are less likely to get the #HPV vaccine?
      • What are some of the greatest barriers for kids getting the #HPV vaccine?
      • How can we help more kids get vaccinated for #HPV & #cancer #prevention? #SaludTues

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your stories, and resources to help promote HPV vaccination, this national vaccination month.

Click here to learn about the Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved. Contact Rosalie Aguilar at aguilarr2@uthscsa.edu for this week’s #SaludTues tweetchat questions in advance.

By The Numbers By The Numbers

37

Percent

of Head Start and Early Head Start participants are Latino.

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