Clinical Practice: Enhance Your Practice with the Updated HPV Vaccination Provider Toolkit
ACOG is dedicated to increasing adult immunizations provided by obstetrician-gynecologists. As you know, we now have three vaccines that help prevent Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers. The HPV Vaccine is recommended for girls and young women, and boys and young men (see ACOG Committee Opinion #641 for specific recommendations). This three-dose vaccine has the potential to prevent up to 81 percent of cervical cancer cases.
A physician recommendation for vaccination has been shown to be the most effective way to increase immunization rates among patients. ACOG highly encourages incorporating HPV vaccination into routine well-woman care. If your patient is a mother, talk to her about the importance of vaccinating her children against HPV.
The materials in this toolkit, including Committee Opinion #641, Human Papillomavirus Vaccination, have been updated to reflect changes in guidance from ACOG and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) including updated information regarding the use of the 9-valent HPV vaccine. This toolkit also includes evidence-based, tested messages to help you and your staff communicate with patients about the importance of receiving HPV vaccination.
Download the toolkit to access new and improved materials on HPV vaccination, including:
- Two New infographic posters to spur conversations with patients
- Updated tear pad for patients, which answers frequently asked questions about HPV vaccine
- New Dear Patient letter to use in existing patient notification systems to recommend HPV vaccine for patients and their family members
- New Rx card with HPV vaccination schedule
- Updated physician script with tips for speaking to parents, adolescents, and young women about HPV vaccination
- Updated coding information for HPV vaccination
- Updated Committee Opinion #641, with updated HPV vaccination guidance from ACOG and ACIP
To view and download, visit immunizationforwomen.org/toolkit/hpv. For additional HPV resources, please visit ACOG’s Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Resource Overview and the HPV section on ACOG’s immunization website, www.immunizationforwomen.org.