NPWH Position Statement on Human Papillomavirus Vaccination
Repository Posting Date2017-10-02T20:45:47Z
Author DetailsAs a national professional membership organization, NPWH is the nation's leading voice for courageous conversations about women's health. In our clinics and in our culture, women's health nurse practitioners champion state-of-the-science health care that holistically addresses the unique needs of women across their lifetimes. We elevate the health issues others overlook and compel attention on women's health from providers, policymakers, and researchers.
Lead Author Sigma AffliationNon-member
Lead Author AffliationNational Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
Original PublisherHealthCom Media
Level of EvidenceN/A
KeywordsHuman Papilloma Virus; Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine; Cervical Cancer; Vaccinations; Position Statement
CINAHL HeadingsPapillomavirus Vaccine; Papillomavirus Infections -- Prevention and Control; Papillomavirus Infections; Cervix Neoplasms -- Prevention and Control; Cervix Neoplasms
The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health supports an intentional and concerted effort to improve human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates—with the goal of ending cancers caused by HPV. All nurse practitioners who provide healthcare for adolescents and young adults are crucial to the success of this effort, and are encouraged to take these steps in their clinical practices:
- Ask all patients aged 11-26 years if they are fully vaccinated against HPV.
- Strongly recommend HPV vaccination at that same visit when it is needed.
- Provide the vaccination in the office or provide directions to a location in the community where patients can get the vaccination.
- Use a reminder system to ensure that patients return to the office or community location to complete the vaccination series.
Date of Publication2017-11
Citation of Original PublicationNPWH. (2017). Position paper: Human papillomavirus vaccination. Women's Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs, 5(4), 16-17. Retrieved from: http://hdl.handle.net/10755/622953
Version of PublicationPublisher's version
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