Human papillomavirus (HPV) and its related cancers are now preventable through vaccination, yet West Virginia's vaccination rates remain low. In fact, in 2014, only 40% of females and 23.5% of males between the ages of 13 and 17 years of age in West Virginia were fully vaccinated against HPV. We can change this and protect our teens from a future of cancer... We Are the Key.
Please join us by taking the pledge and joining the campaign. The HPV Vaccination Pledge should be signed by a medical director or physician (if private practice) to show the clinic's/practice’s willingness to prioritize HPV vaccination in order to achieve 80% vaccination coverage. The full pledge is included below for your review. Those who sign the electronic pledge will receive a copy printed on certificate paper in the mail to display in their clinic. Pledge signers will also receive quarterly reports from the WV Statewide Immunization information System detailing the number HPV vaccines given by their clinic during that quarter in comparison to that same quarter of the previous year (baseline) so that the clinic can track its progress in improving HPV vaccination. Pledge signers will also be listed in the HPV Vaccination Honor Roll on the WIN website and will receive resources and materials to assist them in improving HPV vaccination coverage and can take part in HPV-related training opportunities.
To get started, complete the information below and "sign" the pledge at the end.
Thank you for being the Key to Cancer Prevention in your community!