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Best Practices

  
The following resources include proven best practices for increasing HPV immunization rates in preteens, teen, and young adults as well as effective informational and educational tools for healthcare professionals to share with patients.

As of October 2016, CDC recommends 11 to 12 year olds get two doses of HPV vaccine—rather than the previously recommended three doses—to protect against cancers caused by HPV. The second dose should be given 6-12 months after the first dose. View additional information on the updated CDC recommendations. 

Resources

Call to Action: Addressing New and Ongoing Adolescent Vaccination Challenges (March 2016)

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)

Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control: A Guide to Essential Practice (2nd edition)

World Health Organization (WHO)

HPV Call to Action Series

Association of Immunization Managers (AIM): Conference call series to provide information and ideas for program managers to increase HPV vaccine coverage rates

HPV Champion Toolkit

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Increasing the Uptake of the HPV Vaccine in Maryland

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Template letters encouraging HPV vaccination and a fact sheet for sharing with parents/guardians

Protect the Next Generation: Recommend the HPV Vaccine

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Expert Commentary on Medscape

Standing Orders for Administering Human Papillomavirus Vaccine to Adults

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC): Sample policy and procedure for vaccinating adults

Standing Orders for Administering Human Papillomavirus Vaccine to Children and Teens

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC): Sample policy and procedure for vaccinating children and teens

Too Few Boys Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Study Finds (10/26/15)

WebMD News

Too Few Preteen Girls Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Says (10/29/15)

US News & World Report

You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention: Web-on-Demand Video

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Video presentation providing information on HPV infection, HPV vaccines, and ways to successfully communicate about HPV with patients and their parents/guardians