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Routinely Recommending Cancer Prevention: HPV Vaccination at 11 and 12 as a Standard of Care

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CDC recommends HPV vaccine for adolescents at 11-12 years of age.  Physicians discuss how they ensure they meet the standard of care by making effective HPV vaccine recommendations and answering parents’ top vaccine questions in this web-on-demand video released on  January 16, 2018. Continuing education is available until January 16, 2020.

Description: Although HPV vaccination rates are rising, there are still too many  unvaccinated boys and girls left vulnerable to devastating HPV cancers later in life. Vaccination could prevent most of these cancers. CDC needs health care professionals to make effective HPV vaccine recommendations at 11 and 12 years old. In this presentation, you’ll learn how clinicians can and have been successful making HPV vaccine recommendations.  In addition, they discuss how they effectively answer parents’ questions and communicate HPV vaccination information to parents and patients.  These clinicians are successfully talking about HPV vaccine, and thus, reducing missed opportunities to protect patients against HPV.

Audience: Immunization Providers (Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Physician’s Assistants, DoD Paraprofessionals, Medical Students, etc.)

Alix Casler, MD, FAAP
Orlando Family Physician Association
Linda Fu, MD, MS Children’s National Health System
Todd Wolynn, MD, MMM, IBCLC President and CEO, Kids Plus Pediatrics, Pittsburgh
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE Pediatrician, Chief of Digital Innovation, Seattle Children’s Hospital


Video: Download Video [zip file – 213 MB]

Continuing Education Info: Download CE factsheet [3 pages]
The course number for this program is WD2910. CE expiration date: January 16, 2020

Important information for obtaining continuing education will be provided during the course; please make note of course number and verification code. After viewing the video, participants can go to CDC’s online learning system to register for and obtain continuing education. Consult the above CE information factsheet for specific details. General instructions are available in the CE How-to Guide.

HPV Vaccine Resources for Healthcare Professionals


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