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Florida’s HealthStreet Hosts National Conversation on HPV Vaccine

HealthStreet, a community engagement program at the University of Florida, is hosting its 12th national Our Community, Our Health town hall event on February 21 from 6 to 7 p.m. ET to discuss how the human papillomavirus vaccine can prevent various types of cancer. Our Community, Our Health is a series of conversations between researchers and community members from across the country.

“HPV Vaccine: Taking a Shot at Preventing Cancer” can be viewed Feb. 21 via livestream at https://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/d2448511e7f440a9aef136878cff3fef1d

HealthStreet is supported by the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions, the UF College of Medicine and the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

This interactive town hall will:

  • Encourage discussion about HPV
  • Address safety and research of the vaccine
  • Explain who should receive the vaccine and when
  • Describe the types of cancers that can be prevented

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Versie Johnson-Mallard, chair of the department of family, community and health system science at the UF College of Nursing
  • Dr. Stephanie Staras, assistant professor in the department of health outcomes and policy at the UF College of Medicine and the UF Institute for Child Health Policy
  • Brianna Aldridge, community member

For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-community-our-health-hpv-vaccine-taking-a-shot-at-preventing-cancer-tickets-31720641292