Age at HPV vaccine initiation and completion among US adolescent girls: Trend from 2008 to 2012

Mahbubur Rahman, Christine J. McGrath, Jacqueline M. Hirth, Abbey B. Berenson

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Abstract

Objective: To examine the trend of provider-verified HPV vaccine initiation (≥1 dose) and completion (≥3 doses) among adolescent girls at the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended age (11-12 years). Methods: We analyzed National Immunization Survey of Teens 2008-2012 data and examined the trend of provider-verified HPV vaccine initiation and completion among <13 year old girls. Results: Data on age at HPV vaccine initiation and completion were available for 24,466 and 15,972 girls, respectively. The weighted proportion of girls who initiated the vaccine at <13 years of age was 14.1%, 24.1%, 35.9%, 47.7% and 55.9% in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, respectively (p for trend <.001). The similar trend was also observed for mean age at HPV vaccine initiation and completion (p<. .001). Conclusions: Additional efforts are needed to increase HPV vaccine uptake among adolescent girls as only half of them receive this vaccine at ACIP recommended age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)585-587
Number of pages3
JournalVaccine
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 29 2015

Keywords

  • Adolescent girls
  • Age at vaccine completion
  • Age at vaccine initiation
  • HPV vaccine
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • veterinary(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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