Spread the Word

GetGarded was created to empower the communities of gay, bi, queer men and gender-diverse people across BC. We hope GetGarded will provide our communities with a deeper understanding of HPV, including ways to prevent HPV infection and pathways to vaccination. HIM invites local community organizations, health care providers, and community leaders to share and promote this guide among the queer communities they belong to and/or serve. 

Below are a number of open license graphics for social media and print along with some messages to help communicate about HPV and encourage community members to GetGarded. 

Key Messages:

  • Gardasil 9 is a vaccine that guards against HPV, which can cause genital warts and cancer. Check out more information at: https://getgarded.ca/
  • Gardasil 9 (HPV vaccine) is available to more of us now than ever before. Check out more information at: https://getgarded.ca/
  • Gardasil is a vaccine that helps protect against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). HPV can cause genital warts and several kinds of cancer. Take action and tell the BC government to expand access to Gardasil to include GBQ men aged 27+: https://checkhimout.ca/get-garded/advocate/
  • Send “tell me about the HPV vaccine” in a message to Health Initiative for Men (HIM) on Facebook or Instagram to find out about how you can get garded against HPV, genital warts, and different cancers.

Here’s a selection of images you can use to spread the word online about HPV and access to the Gardasil vaccine: