Sept. 18 webinar will explore why rural areas lag in getting children a vaccine that can prevent a major type of cancer

The Rural Health Information Hub will hold a webinar to discuss the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s recent report showing that rural teens are less likely than their urban peers to know about the human papilloma virus or meningococcal conjugate vaccines or receive them. HPV is the known cause of several genital, anal, and throat cancers. Featured speakers will be:

  • Tanja Walker, an epidemiologist at the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
  • Electra D. Paskett, a cancer-research professor at Ohio State University
  • Robin C. Vanderpool, an associate professor in the Department of Health, Behavior & Society in the University of Kentucky College of Public Health
The free webinar will take place at noon ET on Sept. 18. A recording will be available on the RHI website afterward. Click here for more information or to register.
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