Adherence to ACIP Recommendation for Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Among US Adolescent Girls

Mahbubur Rahman, Jacqueline M. Hirth, Abbey B. Berenson

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The objective of this study was to examine correlates of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine use according to Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)’s recommendations among US adolescent girls. We used National Immunization Survey of Teens 2013 data. Based on provider-verified (n = 9403) information, 57.3, 39.1 and 19.0 % of adolescent girls, initiated, completed and completed the HPV vaccine according to ACIP’s recommendation (by age 12), respectively. Hispanic race/ethnicity, a physician recommendation for HPV vaccine and ≥1 influenza vaccine in the past 3 years were all associated with a higher likelihood of compliance with ACIP’s recommendation. Girls from a larger family and those whose immunization provider was a STD/school/teen clinic were less likely to receive the vaccine at the recommended age compared to a girl raised in a smaller sized family and received immunization from a hospital facility, respectively. Only one-fifth of 13–17 yo girls receive the HPV vaccine by age 12 as recommended by ACIP. Physician visits and influenza vaccination settings are opportunities to improve vaccine series completion at the recommended age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)385-389
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Community Health
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017


  • Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Vaccine completion
  • Vaccine initiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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