Cervical cancer is preventable thanks to HPV vaccine
January marks Cervical Health Awareness Month, with the final week (Jan. 22 – 28) dedicated to cervical cancer prevention outreach. The Vaccine Education Center (VEC) offers a dedicated page (Prevent-HPV.org) to answer the most common questions we receive related to human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes cervical cancer, and the HPV vaccine. In addition, the VEC continues to provide free viewing of the 80-minute documentary Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic. Watch the film to find out how HPV can affect all aspects of a woman’s life.
CDC travel app prepares users for world travel
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created an app, TravWell, to help users plan for safe and healthy international travel. Simply enter your destination and receive destination-specific vaccine recommendations and other essential travel preparation tips, such as what to pack. The app also allows users to store essential travel documents and set reminders. Many app features are available without a data connection. It is available free of charge in the App Store and Google Play.
VEC shingles resources updated with new vaccine considerations
The licensure and recommendation of Shingrix® means adults as young as 50 years old can now be protected from the shingles virus. The VEC recently updated many of its shingles resources to reflect the availability of Shingrix, including our Shingles Q&A sheet and shingles vaccine webpage.