Health and Education

The HPV Vaccine: What’s Stopping SC?

by Sarah Nichols on Aug 31, 2018

In 2016, South Carolina ranked as having the lowest HPV vaccination rates in the country. To us at WREN (and to many others), we found this data concerning. As of a newly released 2017 study, we are no longer 50th in HPV vaccination rates, thankfully, and we have made some improvements statewide. But there is still a lot of room for improvement.

But first, let’s rewind and go back to the basics.

Last Friday, we talked with Dr. Beth Sundstrom of the College of Charleston’s Women’s Health Research Team to discuss some of the basics of HPV, the vaccine, and the behaviors surrounding it in SC.

Watch the full discussion here:

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Posted by Women's Rights and Empowerment Network- WREN on Friday, August 24, 2018


Here are some helpful basics that Beth shared with us:

And some myths to bust:

How can you do your part?

Share this post to provide education, dispel myths, and encourage those around you to get and support the HPV vaccine. And continue the conversation with us! Follow WREN, the Women’s Health Research Team, HPV Vaccination Now South Carolina and SC Cancer Alliance on social media.

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