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Youth Win Immunization PSA Contest
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Each year in the United States, we lose 1,070 people to meningitis and 4,590 people to cervical cancer caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). In an effort to spread the word about these vaccine-preventable diseases and raise awareness among teens, Brunet-García Advertising sponsored the Florida Bureau of Immunization’s You Call the Shots public service announcement (PSA) contest; inviting youth ages 11 to 18 to produce and enter a 30-second  PSA highlighting the importance of HPV and meningitis vaccinations.

Walton Middle School Drama Club in Defuniak Springs, Fla., created the winning PSA, “Cover Your Mouth.” A large presence on social networking sites helped make the contest informative and motivational. Over 9,000 votes were recorded with the winning video collecting 4,694 votes. All PSAs can be found on

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