Women Age 21-26 Years Old
Cervical cancer is unique in that almost all cancers can be prevented by immunization. In spite of this, Human papillomavirus (HPV) immunization rates are appallingly low with less than half of young women receiving the complete series. By taking a proactive approach and involving all members of the care team, it is possible to address the barriers to immunization within your practice and greatly improve immunization rates for your patients.
- Implement standing orders for HPV vaccination
- Use a team based approach at the time of visit to educate patients about the value of HPV vaccination
- Query your medical record or use a vaccine registry to identify patients who are due for HPV vaccination, then contact the patient to encourage them to have the HPV vaccination.
- Screening for Cervical Cancer: A Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Resources & Tools
- HPV Clinician Fact Sheets
- HPV for Boys and Girls Fact Sheet
- National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
- What Parents Should Know About HPV Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness
- Cervical Cancer Screening – A Guide for Physicians
- Cervical Cancer Screening – A Guide for Physicians and Patients
- Cervical Cancer Screening – A Trifold Guide for Physicians and Patients
- 3 Things Parents Should Know About Preventing Cancer
- Cancers Associated with HPV in Ohio
- HPV Cancer Prevention Infographic
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