Boyer, winner

Richland County Health Department is announcing its county winner in the 2018 Montana TeenVax Challenge! Out of the 41 entries in Richland County, Logan Boyer was the lucky name drawn to receive a $50 Amazon gift card. 

To enter the challenge, youth aged 11-17 years old must have received one dose of Tdap, MCV4 and HPV prior to the entry deadline.

The Montana TeenVax Challenge is a multi-year campaign to provide education, resources and information about Tdap, meningococcal, HPV, and influenza vaccines for providers, parents and teens. 

These vaccines are routinely administered at age 11-12 years with catch up for those 13 and older.

The Montana TeenVax Challenge is in partnership with the Montana DPHHS Immunization Program, the Montana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Montana Academy of Family Physicians and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana Care Van program.

 Are you up to the challenge with your immunization status?

Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough).

Meningococcal conjugate (MCV4) vaccine protects against meningococcal disease. Meningococcal disease is often severe and include infections of the lining of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) and bloodstream infections (bacteremia or septicemia)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects against HPV infection and cancers caused by HPV. HPV infection can cause cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancer in girls and penile cancer in boys. HPV can also cause anal cancer, throat cancer and genital warts in both boys and girls. Influenza and vaccine protects against seasonal influenza.

Please contact the Richland County Health Department at 406-433-2207 with any questions or for further information on immunizations and clinic times.

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