The Journal of Pediatrics has published a new article, “Association of provider recommendation and HPV vaccination initiation among male adolescents aged 13-17 years – United States.” This is the first assessment of state-specific human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among male adolescents aged 13-17 years by provider recommendation. In this article, the 2011-2016 National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen) data were used to assess HPV vaccination coverage among male adolescents whose medical providers recommended they receive the vaccine. Overall this article found that a provider’s recommendation for this vaccination is an important approach to increasing vaccination coverage.
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