Increasing uptake of gardasil among American adolescents: Comparisons with the history of hepatitis B vaccination

Justin B. Dickerson, Matthew Lee Smith, Marcia G. Ory

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Abstract

Objectives: This paper identifies differences in the uptake rate of Gardasil and contrasts Gardasil uptake rate with the history of Hepatitis B vaccination. Results: The distribution of HPV vaccine does not conform to the geographic incidence rate of cervical cancer. Contrary to contemporary belief, school immunization mandates for Hepatitis B vaccines were not the impetus for their acceptance. Familial beliefs about HPV vaccines appear to be the most significant challenge to Gardasil uptake rate. Methods: A targeted review of peer-reviewed journals and industry commentary was conducted. New trends were calculated and figures created based on secondary data. Conclusions: Gardasil is at a critical juncture for increased uptake. evidence-based educational interventions are needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-219
Number of pages9
JournalHuman Vaccines
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2011

Keywords

  • Hepatitis B
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Public policy
  • Social attitudes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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