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HPV vaccination may lead to perceived need for safer sexual behaviors

June 30, 2016

After receiving HPV vaccine, adolescent girls demonstrated a greater perceived need for safer sexual behaviors and an increased perception of the risk for sexually transmitted infections excluding HPV, according to recent research in Vaccine.

“Concerns have been raised by parents and clinicians that some girls who received the HPV vaccine may incorrectly perceive themselves to be at less risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) other than HPV and thus may engage in riskier sexual behaviors,” Tanya L. Kowalczyk Mullins, MD, MS, of the division of adolescent and transition medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and colleagues wrote. “Therefore, the aim of the current study was to examine the associations between HPV vaccine-related risk perceptions and subsequent sexual behaviors and STI diagnosis … following the first HPV vaccine dose.”

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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

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Ruling in Michigan significantly reduces nonmedical vaccine waivers

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Preliminary data showed that an administrative rule in Michigan, requiring parents to meet with health officials before receiving a nonmedical…

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AAP updates policy statement on immunization schedule

February 2, 2016
The AAP has released an updated policy statement to reflect changes made by the CDC to this year’s childhood and adolescent immunization…

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Booster vaccine against HBV not needed, researchers find

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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
During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap), human…

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

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HPV vaccination in teen girls highest in poor Hispanic communities

January 15, 2016
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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

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