HPV Teen Video Contest
In an effort to increase awareness of the HPV vaccine and its benefits, public health conducted a video contest in partnership with the Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that was open to teenagers residing in Alabama, ages 15-19. Video submissions were asked to focus on the occupations or activities teenagers would like to pursue in the future without the threat of cancers caused by HPV. Our latest campaign materials provided examples of various activities/occupations and our department welcomes the use of these ads in clinics and health care provider offices.
The winners of the winning video were Emerald Coachman, Nia Freeman, and Skyler Lovvorn. The winners received a $250 gift card.
See their winning video:
HPV is such a common virus that nearly all men and women contract it at some point in their lives. HPV can cause several types of cancer and the vaccine can prevent seven types of cancer and two additional HPV infections. The vaccine is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for both males and females. It is routinely given at 11 or 12 years of age, but it may be given beginning at age 9 years through age 26 years.
For more information on vaccination or HPV, visit Cancer Prevention Vaccines.
Page last updated: May 1, 2019