There has been an increase in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among adolescent and young adult males in the US from 2011 to 2016; however, coverage remains below national targets for both males and females. This according to a recent report that assessed temporal trends in HPV vaccination (≥1 dose) among individuals aged 9-26 years in the 2011-2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Among the details:
- While HPV vaccination increased overall from 37.7% to 45.7% among females, there was no change in vaccination among female adolescents aged 9 to 13 years.
- For males, HPV vaccination increased overall from 7.8% to 27.4%.
- This increase in male vaccination was among every stratum of age, race/ethnicity, health insurance, poverty level, and immigration status.
Patel EU, Grabowski MK, Eisenberg AL, et al. Increases in human papillomavirus vaccination among adolescent and young adult males in the United States, 2011-2016. [Published online ahead of print March 23, 2018]. J Infect Dis. doi:10.1093/infdis/jiy165.
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