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Access to HPV Vaccine Heightened by Perceived Cancer Risk

Key clinical point: The perceived risk of HPV-related cancer may overcome variables that typically impede access to HPV vaccination.

Major finding: An analysis showed a positive association between HPV vaccine uptake and the incidence of HPV-related cancer in Alabama, and adolescents there were more likely to receive the HPV vaccine if they lived in rural areas and below the poverty line.

Study details: Analysis of data from all 67 counties in Alabama

Disclosures: The speaker had no disclosures.


Pierce JY et al. SGO 2019, Abstract 13.