Sample HPV Facebook Posts

A series of intro texts, most with accompanying links, images, or videos, that providers and practices can use or adapt for posts on their Facebook pages.

* NOTE: In some cases (e.g, #5 & #21), the intro texts may seems short or somewhat lacking in context. That’s because they’re designed to play off the title of the link, which will appear both on the practice Facebook page and the parents’/caregivers’ Facebook news feed. In these cases, the intro text and link title work together to have the desired effect.

16

HPV causes about 8,000 cancers in men each year in the United States. With the HPV vaccine, we can help you protect your son right now. See this excellent CDC page for more information, and give us a call in the office to schedule a vaccine appointment.

Link: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/who/teens/vaccines/hpv.html

17

In this short, moving video, a Mom who survived cervical cancer talks about the importance of the HPV Vaccine: “I will do everything I can to prevent my kids from going through what I went through.”

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du1dnKppn-s

18

Number of HPV Vaccine doses given by medical providers: More than 57 Million. Number of serious safety concerns identified by medical researchers: 0.

Link: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/immunizations/Pages/Are-Your-Kids-Protected-from-Cancer-Caused-by-HPV.aspx

19

The writers at Snopes.com devote themselves to debunking online myths and urban legends. On this page, they take down the biggest, and cruelest, of the myths about the HPV vaccine.

Link: http://www.snopes.com/medical/drugs/gardasil.asp

20

"I have two adolescent children, both of whom have received that vaccine, because my job as a parent is to put them in the safest position possible, and this vaccine provides that safety.” - Dr. Paul Offit, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Link: http://bit.ly/1rfXkZL

22

Do you have questions and concerns, or maybe just heard some rumors, about the HPV Vaccine? The experts at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have answers, and plenty of reassurance, in this great set of FAQs.

Link: http://www.chop.edu/service/vaccine-education-center/prevent-hpv/hpv-questions-answers.html#HPV-vaccine

23

Here’s an excellent “Doctor’s Note” (and video) from Dr. Todd Wolynn, a Pittsburgh pediatrician and American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow, that provides an excellent overview of the Gardasil HPV vaccine his practice is “absolutely thrilled to provide.”

Link: http://www.kidspluspgh.com/content.aspx?id=232&p=165

24

“In studies of more than 11,000 women (ages 9-26), no serious side effects from the HPV vaccine were found.” But one pretty important main effect has been found: cancer prevention.

Link: http://www.parents.com/kids/teens/dating/the-hpv-vaccine/

25

The HPV Vaccine is, at its core, an anti-cancer vaccine. This excellent fact sheet from the National Cancer Institute explains.

Link: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/prevention/HPV-vaccine

26

This TeensHealth™ resource page provides an excellent overview of genital warts, their most common cause (Human Papillomavirus), and their best method of prevention (HPV vaccination).

Link: http://kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/stds/std_warts.html

27

Heard about HPV but want to know/learn more? Here’s an outstanding overview from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, in downloadable/printable PDF form.

Link: http://www.chop.edu/system/galleries/download/pdfs/articles/vaccine-education-center/hpv.pdf

28

The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommends HPV vaccination. So do we. This excellent resource page explains why.

Link: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/immunizations/Pages/Human-Papilomavirus-HPV-Vaccine-What-You-Need-to-Know.aspx

29

Did you know that HPV vaccines protect against 70 percent of the virus types that cause cervical cancer?

Link: http://www.parents.com/kids/teens/dating/the-hpv-vaccine/

30

Notebooks? Check. Pens and pencils? Check. But what about HPV cancer prevention?

Link: http://www.cdc.gov/features/hpvvaccine/