August is National Vaccination Awareness Month—designed to raise awareness of the importance of vaccinations in preventing disease among children and adults.
Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region offers several vaccinations to teenagers and young adults, including Gardasil® vaccine. Gardasil® has been shown to protect against strains of the human papillomaviruses (HPV) that cause cervical cancer and genital warts.
- Children on TennCare or Medicaid or who are eligible for TennCare or Medicaid
- Children without health insurance
- Children whose health insurance doesn’t cover vaccinations
- American Indian and Alaska native children
Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR), founded in 1938, is an affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. PPGMR’s mission is to ensure broad public access to reproductive and related health care through clinic services, education, advocacy and community partnerships in serving 42 counties in West Tennessee, North Mississippi and East Arkansas.
Director of Community Affairs
August 11, 2010