PurposeThe purpose of the program is to increase HPV vaccination coverage among adolescents by:
1. Developing a jurisdiction-wide joint initiative with immunization stakeholders, 2. Implementing a comprehensive communication campaign targeted to the public, 3. Implementing Immunization Information
System (IIS)-based reminder / recall for adolescents aged 1118 years either through a centralized approach (preferred) or by providing support to immunization providers, 4. Using assessment and feedback to evaluate and improve the performance of immunization providers in administering the 3-dose HPV vaccine series consistent with current ACIP recommendations, and 5. Implementing strategies targeted to immunization providers toa) Increase knowledge regarding HPV-related diseases (including cancers), b) Increase knowledge regarding HPV vaccination safety and effectiveness,c) Improve skills needed to deliver strong, effective HPV vaccination recommendations, d) Decrease missed opportunities for timely HPV vaccination and series completion, and e) Increase administration of HPV vaccine doses consistent with current ACIP recommendations.