HPV is a very common infection and can cause multiple types of cancers. The HPV vaccination is effective at preventing these infections and subsequent cancers. The HPV vaccine is most effective when given to adolescents; however, the vaccination rates for girls and especially boys remain low. Many reasons exist for parent's choice not to have their kids' vaccinated against HPV. Identifying and addressing these barriers through educational materials for parents will hopefully help improve HPV vaccination rates and reduce rates of these preventable cancers.
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HPV Vaccine, cancer prevention, patient education, Vermont
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Eichner, Emily, "Improving HPV Vaccination Rates" (2020). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 538.