CDC: HPV vaccination rates unsatisfactory among teens

  • July 24, 2014

HPV vaccination coverage is unacceptably low among adolescents, despite a slight increase in coverage since 2012, according to data presented in a telebriefing today.

Laurie D. Elam-Evans, PhD, of the immunization services division at the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, and colleagues analyzed data from the 2013 National Immunization Survey-Teen to determine vaccination coverage among adolescents in the United States. National estimates for 2013 were based on responses from 18,264 adolescents aged 13 to 17 years.

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