Adolescent Consent for HPV Vaccine: Ethical, Legal, and Practical Considerations

Adolescent Consent for HPV Vaccine: Ethical, Legal, and Practical Considerations
Gregory D. Zimet, Ross D. Silverman, Robert A. Bednarczyk, Abigail English
The Journal of Pediatrics, 20 January 2021
Abstract
Healthy People 2020 set a goal of 80% series completion for HPV vaccine.  The 2019 National Immunization Survey-Teen shows that 54.2% of adolescents aged 13-17 years were up-to-date with the vaccine series. Although this coverage level represents an incremental increase over 2018, it remains well-below the Healthy People goal. Furthermore, HPV vaccine ordering and administration have dropped dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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