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More effective, timely HPV vaccine recommendations effective at increasing coverage rates

More effective, timely HPV vaccine recommendations effective at increasing coverage rates
May 2, 2016

BALTIMORE – Improving the quality and increasing the frequency of HPV vaccine recommendations “drastically” increased overall series completion rates, according to data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.

“By now, many people are probably aware that the HPV vaccination rates for teenagers in this country are quite low, lagging way behind our goals as clinicians,” Landon B. Krantz, MD, of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, in Ohio, said in an interview. “Our clinic performed a quality improvement project to increase HPV vaccination rates by first doing a self-audit of our own barriers to vaccination, and then implementing interventions to improve our providers' recommendations for the vaccine.”

Meeting News Coverage

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Meeting News Coverage

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Six measles cases reported in Tennessee outbreak

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CME Article

Vaccinating Teens: Current Guidelines, Challenges, and Opportunities

Pediatric Annals, August 2010, Volume 39 Issue 8
The widespread use of vaccines and consequent reductions in vaccine-preventable illnesses has been heralded as one of…
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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria…
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PAS 2016

PAS 2016

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In the Journals

Booster vaccine against HBV not needed, researchers find

February 1, 2016
A majority of Alaska natives showed signs of protection against hepatitis B virus infection 30 years after receiving a primary vaccination series…

Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

January 22, 2016 Expires: 1/21/2017
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LAIV inferior to inactivated vaccine for influenza AH1N1 in children

January 21, 2016
Live-attenuated influenza vaccine was not as effective as inactivated vaccine at protecting children and adolescents against the influenza…
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Journalists mobilize to improve polio vaccination in northern Nigeria

January 19, 2016
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In the Journals

HPV vaccination in teen girls highest in poor Hispanic communities

January 15, 2016
HPV vaccination rates among teenage girls are highest in the poorest communities and among those who are Hispanic and living in predominantly…
In the Journals

Pediatric vaccines substantially reduce bacterial meningitis in adults

January 14, 2016
The incidence of adult bacterial meningitis has decreased substantially in the Netherlands, partly due to herd protection offered by pediatric…
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Trial supports use of novel IPV during outbreak response

January 14, 2016
A novel, monovalent high-dose inactivated vaccine for poliovirus type 2 may be a viable option during an outbreak or for primary protection in areas…
In the Journals

LAIV ineffective in 2013-2014 flu season

January 12, 2016
Data from the U.S. Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Network showed that quadrivalent live-attenuated influenza vaccine offered little protection to children…
In the Journals

Polio surveillance improves in security-challenged Nigerian states

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‘Pox parties’ still pose risk for severe chickenpox complications

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