Human papillomavirus and teenagers: increasing knowledge and assessing barriers to vaccination

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: MACLEAN, Linda (Washington State University, College of Pharmacy, Spokane, United States)
  • Co-author(s): Shannon Panther: College of Pharmacy, Washington State University, Spokane, United States
    Courtney Mayo: College of Pharmacy, Washington State University, Spokane, United States
    Hope Tran: College of Pharmacy, Washington State University, Spokane, United States
    Kimberly McKeirnan: College of Pharmacy, Washington State University, Spokane, United States
    Linda Garrelts Maclean:
    Julie Akers: College of Pharmacy, Washington State University, Spokane, United States
  • Abstract:

    Background

    According to the CDC HPV vaccination rates remain low in the US relative to other vaccines. Potential barriers to receiving the vaccine include financial concerns, parental attitudes, and the need for more information and education. Other barriers include low perceived risk of infection, incomplete preventative care or vaccination..

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