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Increases in HPV Vaccination in Males in the United States

J Infect Dis; ePub 2018 Mar 23; Patel, et al

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.

Citation:

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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