Cervical Health Awareness Month (CHAM) is an annual observance in January that can be used to highlight the need to improve HPV vaccination coverage. Throughout this month, show your support and spread the word about the cancer-preventing power of HPV vaccine. There are many ways you can get involved, so the CDC has developed a list of the top 10 things you can do to promote HPV vaccination during CHAM. You don’t have to have tons of time or money, the range of activities allows you to pick and choose which are most feasible for you.
Please lend your support online with your participation in the #PreventCancerTogether Thunderclap campaign. Thunderclap is a social media tool that allows supporters to sign up in advance to share a unified message at a specific time via their individual Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr accounts. On January 18th, Thunderclap will release the message on the timelines of all those that signed up, thus creating a social media Thunderclap of support. Lend your social support by signing up now at: http://thndr.me/T6ScZN
- Link to and share CDC factsheet and materials with your audiences:
- Register for the #PreteenVaxScene webinar miniseries in January, and promote the webinars among your colleagues and partners. Each weekly webinar will offer perspectives on “Taming Conversations Around HPV Vaccine and Other Immunizations in Social Media” from experts in immunization, vaccine safety, vaccine acceptance, and social media
- Jan. 8th 11:00AM ET: “Vaccine Hesitancy, Public Health, and Evidence Based Research.” Presented by Seth Mnookin. Register here.
- Jan 14th 4:00PM ET: “To Engage or Not to Engage: That is the question
for social media comments.” Presented by Julie Leask, PhD, MPH.
- Jan 22nd 11:00AM ET: “But I saw it on the internet! Addressing safety concerns that have gone viral.” Presented by Cindy Weinbaum, MD, MPH and Melinda Wharton, MD, MPH. Register here.
- Jan 29th 11:00AM ET: “Harnessing Enthusiasm: Real world examples of engaging partners in social media discussions.” Presented by Karen Ernst and Christine Vara. Register here.