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Texas Increases HPV Vaccinations

February 24, 2022 • 5:08 am CST
(Precision Vaccinations News)

According to Texas state health data, Nicole Cobler with Axios Austin reported on Feb. 22, 2022, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates among teenagers had increased more than 65% over the past seventeen years.

But more impressive, about 55% of Texas teens completed an HPV vaccine series in 2020, an increase of nearly 7% points from the previous year.

From a gender perspective, 57% of girls were up-to-date with HPV vaccination compared to 52.9% of boys in 2020.

One factor supporting this vaccination increase is Texas-based healthcare providers, such as doctors, nurses, and pharmacists, embracing a state-wide message.

'As a Texas healthcare provider, your greatest opportunity for improving the health of your pre-teen/teen patients this year--and in years to come--lies in educating them about the benefits of the HPV vaccine,' stated the Texas Health Department at the end of 2019.

'It's the single best way to get protection from six different types of cancers, one of which is cervical cancer.'

'Yet it remains one of the least administered vaccines.'

Additional HPV vaccine news is published @ PrecisionVaccinations.com/HPV.

 

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