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.
HPV Resource Center
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Association of Immunization Managers (AIM): Conference call series to provide information and ideas for program managers to increase HPV vaccine coverage rates
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Template letters encouraging HPV vaccination and a fact sheet for sharing with parents/guardians
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Expert Commentary on Medscape
Immunization Action Coalition (IAC): Sample policy and procedure for vaccinating adults
Immunization Action Coalition (IAC): Sample policy and procedure for vaccinating children and teens
US News & World Report
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