It's all about prevention.
WVU is committed to ensuring employees are aware of the major risks to their health and the options they have to prevent them.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month!
National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages.
This month, WVU is highlighting the HPV Vaccination.
HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a common virus that can lead to 6 types of cancers later in life, including cervical cancer in women. You can protect your child from ever developing these cancers with the HPV vaccine at ages 11-12.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends all boys and girls get two doses of the HPV vaccine at ages 11 or 12. For the HPV vaccine to be most effective, the series should be given prior to exposure to HPV.
In 2018, WVU Talent and Culture partnered with WVU Cancer Prevention and Control to support comprehensive cancer control activities in West Virginia! Because of this effort, Talent and Culture has received the Mountains of Hope Spirit of Collaboration Award.
WVU Employee Wellness is committed to ensuring employees have the information and resources they need to educate themselves.