papilloma virus vaccine
Be aware that Ebola monitoring has now ended for all travelers from Africa.
Health Organization has declared Guinea as an Ebola-free country.
Although air travelers entering the United States who have been in Guinea are
being routed through designated U.S. airports for entry screening and are
being given kits to support self-monitoring, local public health will no longer
actively monitor travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea.
Screening specifically for travel from Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea is no
longer recommended, but clinicians should still be alert for travelers from
Guinea who present with fever or other symptoms. Persons traveling to
West Africa should practice usual precautions, especially to avoid contact with
sick people, dead bodies, and blood and other body fluids.
Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine
Consider attending an educational session about HPV vaccine.
HPV is the
most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. and is the principal
cause of cervical cancer among women. Although vaccines have been
available since 2006 and vaccination is recommended for all males and females
aged 11-12 years old, only 39% of eligible Snohomish County adolescents have
Lieberman, MD, Regional Medical Director for Vaccines at Merck & Co., will
discuss HPV vaccine at 7-8:30 AM on Wednesday, January 13. Dr. Lieberman
is boarded in pediatric infectious diseases and is a former clinical professor
of pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine. Breakfast will be
served. RSVP by January 8 to Susan Ingram at 425-339-5234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.