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Health conscious Yalies rallied to get the HPV vaccine covered by their University. Sadly, the shot that prevents cervical cancer is still expensive and hard to access for many of the people who need it most. I have been putting off getting the vaccine myself because of the hefty price tag. When I last went to my personal GYN she wanted me to look into other options for getting the shot because she didn't want to have to charge me the $200 a shot her practice has to charge to make it available.
I think it is ridiculous that schools aren't prioritizing giving students access to a shot that can save lives. Everyone knows college campuses are breeding grounds for HPV transmission. Protection from cervical cancer should not be something that only affluent students deserve. We are all worthy of having access to adequate health care no matter how heavy our wallets are. There needs to be a call to action on campuses nationwide to promote equal access and school coverage of the vaccine.
Learn more about their successful campaign and then get inspired to take action on your campus!