28 Aug Rural Teens Less Likely to Be Vaccinated Against HPV Cancers, Meningitis
Posted at 16:42h in News
The CDC found in a 2017 study that rural teens in America are 11% less likely to have been vaccinated against HPV cancers and meningitis.
What Can Rural Clinicians Do?
Clinicians in rural communities can play a critical role in their patients’ health by following three Rs:
- Recommend and administer all vaccines for adolescents in the same way and on the same day.
- Refer your adolescent patients to a provider who can administer vaccines, if you don’t have the ability to stock certain vaccines in your practice.
- Record all the vaccines your patients receive, at your practice and through other immunization providers, to ensure they are up to date.