A noticeable gender gap exists between boys and girls when it comes to vaccination rates for human papillomavirus (HPV). Here’s why healthcare providers need to up their game when it comes to HPV vaccine for boys.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and the annual observance promotes the benefits of on-time vaccination for patients of all ages. Here are free materials to help you spread the word.
The rotavirus vaccine is working, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concludes in a new report, but there is still room for improved vaccine coverage.
Pediatricians spend precious time talking with parents whether they’re vaccine hesitant or vaccine opposed. Yet the time pediatricians spend trying to understand and educate families who are hesitant or against vaccinating their children is important and can be effective, according to Tina Q. Tan, MD.
Mark R. Schleiss, MD, discusses the differences between parents who are vaccine hesitant and those that are outright vaccine refusers. One can be reached and the other cannot.
Most humans are not moved by data. So, when John V. Williams, MD, talks with vaccine-hesitant or opposed parents, he’ll often talk about what he has seen as a pediatrician and done as a parent.
To me, it seems that we are trapped traveling around the world within ‘non-connected circles’ that encompass viewpoints adversely affecting significant scientific immunization advances developed to improve the health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, their families, and all individuals who interact with them.
A new study from researchers at Columbia University indicate that the solution to increasing influenza immuinzation rates may be simple.
More providers have been recommending human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to their adolescent male patients in recent years, and the effort seems to be paying off: HPV vaccination coverage among boys aged 13 to 17 years increased from 8.3% in 2011 to 57.3% in 2016, while the proportion of providers who recommended the vaccination to this patient group increased from 14.2% to 65.5%.
Watching a short training video that addresses provider related barriers to vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) corrects common misperceptions about HPV and the vaccine, increases providers’ comfort in counseling vaccine-hesitant parents, and facilitates vaccine completion.