The AAFP has worked collaboratively with other health organizations to develop a letter urging physicians to strongly recommend the HPV vaccine.
Despite the overwhelming evidence of the safety and effectiveness of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, vaccination rates remain low. A collaborative letter developed and signed by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American College of Physicians (ACP), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) urges physicians to strongly recommend the HPV vaccine.
Data suggest that physicians are not giving strong recommendations for HPV vaccine when patients are 11or 12 years old. Yet, your recommendation is the single best predictor of vaccination.
Here's why you should recommend the HPV vaccine to parents of young patients.
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Human Papillomavirus Vaccine