Global Women's Health Academy

Increasing Vaccination Rates in the Pediatric and Adolescent Populations

The ACIP immunization schedule for adolescents now includes recommended vaccination for human Papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers, meningococca...

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Time to complete: 15 minutes


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  • Overview

    The ACIP immunization schedule for adolescents now includes recommended vaccination for human Papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers, meningococcal disease, influenza, and pertussis, in addition to vaccines for certain-high risk groups and those who require catch-up vaccination. However, a 2014 National Immunizations Survey reveals that vaccination uptake for HPV and for meningococcal disease is falling short of levels seen for many other vaccines, especially in females. Today’s discussion addresses these issues as well as the sources of resistance to HPV and meningococcal disease immunization; and delves into system and provider strategies for increasing the overall uptake of vaccination by adolescents.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative (TOPEC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TOPEC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. 

    John Russell, MD
    Director, Family Medicine Residency Program
    Abington Memorial Hospital
    Abington, PA 

    Financial Disclosure:
    Dr. Russell receives consulting fees from GALDERMA and speaker bureau fees from Sanofi Pasteur.

    William J. Fredette, Jr., MD, FAAP
    Fox Pediatrics, Oneonta, NY
    Adjunct Faculty, Columbia Medical College, New York, NY 

    Financial Disclosure:
    Dr. Fredette has nothing to disclose.


    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Kenneth Brown has nothing to disclose.
    • Barry A. Fiedel, PhD has nothing to disclose.
    • Kia K. Gray, MPH has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating, learners should be better able to:

    • List the current vaccine recommendations for adolescents age 11 through 21 years
    • Describe public health policies that have been successful at increasing adolescent immunization rates
    • Describe strategies that can be implemented at the private provider level to increase adolescent immunization rates
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of primary care physicians, internists, obstetricians/gynecologists, general practitioners, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

    Omnia Education has a core focus on women's health and the ways in which diseases and conditions impact the female patient. That unique focus has transformed the CME learning environment for healthcare professionals nationwide. We impact thousands of clinicians annually, many of whom return each year for clinical updates and connectivity with regional peers.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck. 

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of TOPEC and Omnia Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Omnia Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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