Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is critical in the fight against cancer to protect the individual and create community immunity. However, immunization rates are dangerously low. Only about half of adolescents in South Dakota are fully vaccinated against HPV. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a decrease in routine immunization rates in particular adolescents, including HPV vaccination.
Join Immunize South Dakota on October 7 at Noon CST for a virtual training focusing on the importance of routinely recommending timely vaccination against preventable cancers caused by HPV. Presenters will share state-based immunization rates for 9 – 12-year-olds. They will present key strategies to support practice change for recommending vaccines, including conversations to address misconceptions and vaccine hesitancy to improve vaccination rates. Additionally, participants will hear the new best practice of starting the HPV vaccine series at ages 9-10, established by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Cancer Society (ACS).
This training is intended for all health care team members who impact the medical care of adolescents such medical providers, nurses, pharmacists, school nurses, community health workers, along with others.
Click here to register for this upcoming session.
The AAFP has reviewed 2 by 10: Improved best practices for routine HPV vaccination, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 09/09/2022 to 10/07/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Each session is approved for 1.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credit.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.