Improving HPV vaccination rates.

TitleImproving HPV vaccination rates.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsFiks AG
Corporate AuthorsCenter for Clinical Effectiveness, PolicyLab, and the Center for Biomedical Informatics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
JournalLDI Issue Brief
Date Published2014 Mar
KeywordsAdolescent, Child, Decision Support Techniques, Female, Health Planning Guidelines, Humans, Male, Papillomavirus Infections, Papillomavirus Vaccines, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral, United States, Vaccination

Despite national guidelines and proven health benefits, vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV) remain far below those of other vaccines recommended for adolescents. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S; it is responsible for about 25,000 new cancers each year. A series of three shots is recommended for all girls and boys at age 11-12, but significant barriers exist to starting and finishing this series. This Issue Brief examines some of the barriers and summarizes a successful, multipronged clinical intervention to improve vaccination rates.

Alternate JournalLDI Issue Brief
PubMed ID24660247
Grant ListHHSA 290-07-10013 / / PHS HHS / United States