HPV vaccine

Here’s a more effective way to test for HPVA Kaiser Permanente study found that a new way to test for HPV has the potential to increase efficiency and decrease waste.
Oral HPV Infects 1 in 9 men in AmericaEleven million American men have oral human papillomavirus infections, which can lead to head and neck cancer.
Fewer Women, Including Those Who Aren't Vaccinated, Are Getting HPVThe use of the HPV vaccine may be creating herd immunity, protecting unvaccinated women.
How effective is the 9-valent HPV vaccine?One study looks at how successful the 9vHPV vaccine is in preventing HPV-related cervical, vaginal, and vulvar diseases. Plus: FDA approves first neonatal MRI. Also, researchers note that obstetric services in rural areas severely lacking.
Study Finds Parents of Teens Don't Know Vaccination SchedulesParents of teenagers are often unaware that their teen children have not had all the vaccinations they need.
New Recommendation Drops the Number of HPV Shots for Children from Three to TwoRecommended number of HPV injections for kids under 14 drops to two.
Why aren’t pediatricians recommending HPV vaccination more strongly?In a recently published essay to address this question, the authors suggest that pediatricians may present human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine as optional or less urgent than other adolescent vaccines because they do not often read or hear about their patients’ being affected by HPV-associated cancers, which generally strike older populations.
Expanding vaccination rates through pharmacist-initiated patient identification and assessment
Expanding vaccination rates through pharmacist-initiated patient identification and assessmentThe goal of this activity is to educate pharmacists and pharmacy technicians about current vaccine recommendations so that they can identify adolescent and adult patients who may need vaccinations. Readers will also gain knowledge about where to obtain information about current vaccine recommendations.
CDC declares Zika virus teratogenicThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have declared Zika teratogenic. Also, a look at whether the HPV vaccine is as effective in women with kidney disease. Plus: What impact does cannabis have on adverse outcomes for mom and baby?
Update: HPV preventionThe clinical impact of HPV vaccination and guidelines for its use.