HPV Champion Toolkit

​​H​PV Champion Toolkit​


This toolkit has the best resources available to help you:

  • Educate other healthcare professionals 
  • Discuss HPV vaccination with parents
  • Make necessary changes in your practice to improve HPV vaccination rates. 

By focusing on ways you can make changes that will lead to improved HPV vaccination rates, YOU are an HPV champion. ​​​​


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​Key points for​​​ im​​​​​​proving HPV vaccina​​tion rates a​nd saving l​ives: ​​​​

    Don't miss your chance to prevent colon cancer. Recommend the HPV vaccine for all boys and girls at age 11-12
    • ​The vaccine is most effective at 11-12 —​​ it gives the highest level of protection at t​hat age.

    • HPV associated cancers will affect 1 in 160 children.

    • Waiting is risky- an adolescent may not come back t​o your office again for several years, possibly after they are infected.

    • HPV infection can occur without intercourse.

    ​Recommend the vaccine for all boys and girls at 11-12 years by saying, "Your child needs 3 vaccines today - Tdap, HPV and meningococcal." or "Today, your child should have 3 vaccines. "

    ​Recommend the vaccine for all boys and girls at 11-12 years by saying, "Your child needs 3 vaccines today - Tdap, HPV and meningococcal." or "Today, your child should have 3 vaccines. They're designed to protect him from meningitis, vancers caused by HPV and tetanus, diptheria, & pertussis. 

    • Recommend the HPV vaccine in​ the same way at the same time as Tdap and meningococcal. Bundling is more effective.

    • Interviews show that most parents want this vaccine for their children.

    • Your recommendation matters most to parents.

    • Recommend HPV vaccine at every opportunity, including well and sick visits.

    • Parents ask questions to get your reassurance that they are making the right decision. Simple answers about cancer prevention and personal attestations work best.​


    Guarantee protection. Make sure your practice has a system in place to bring back patients to complete the series.
    • Tell pa​​​rents that this is a 3-dose series.

    • Schedule the patient or give them a reminder before leaving the office.

    • Recall patients using​ your electronic medical ​record, immunization registry, postcards, or phone/text messages. Ask parents how they want to be reminded. Local health departments or registries may be able to help.

    • Standing orders are effective and efficient.

    9vHPV: What are the new recommendations?
    • 9vHPV, 4vHPV or 2vHPV can be used for routine vaccination of females aged 11 or 12 years and females through age 26 years who have not been vaccinated previously or who have not completed the 3-dose series.

    • 9vHPV or 4vHPV can be used for routine vaccination of males aged 11 or 12 years and males through age 26 years who have not been vaccinated previously or who have not completed the 3-dose series.

    • ​ACIP and AAP recommends either 9vHPV or 4vHPV vaccination for men who have sex with men and immunocompromised persons (including those with HIV infection) through age 26 years if not vaccinated previously.