Using a Multifaceted Approach to Improve HPV Vaccination Rates in Primary Care Settings


Human papilloma virus is so prevalent, it is estimated that nearly all sexually active men and women will contract the infection at some point in their lives. HPV is responsible for 80% of all cervical cancers as well as growing numbers of anal, oropharyngeal, and penile cancers as well. With an effective vaccine widely available, why are vaccination compliance rates in the state of Texas less than 50%? This project utilizes a multimodal approach in a primary care setting to improve rates of HPV vaccination administration and completion.


This project was undertaken with Shainy Varghese, Ph.D., APRN, CPNP


HPV, Human papilloma virus, STD, HPV vaccination, Texas vaccination compliance