Health care professionals and adolescent vaccination

A call for intervention research

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Abstract

In their recently published research study, Gargano et al. found that a physician's recommendation and parental health beliefs had significant effects on adolescent vaccination rates and on parental intentions to vaccinate. This research replicates the findings of a number of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine-focused research studies, but explores new territory by focusing on all recommended adolescent vaccines: meningococcal-conjugate (MCV4), HPV, influenza, and tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccines. Although Gargano et al.'s study is relatively small in scale and focuses on only one county in Georgia, their results are consistent with many other research reports, suggesting that their findings are robust and replicable. Most published intervention studies have targeted parents and young adults, with little focus on health care professionals. However, given the centrality of physician recommendation in adolescent vaccination, as shown by Gargano et al., it is clear that the time has come to develop and evaluate interventions that help physicians and other health care professionals to more effectively implement strong and routine recommendations for all adolescent platform vaccines.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberA22
Pages (from-to)2629-2630
Number of pages2
JournalHuman vaccines & immunotherapeutics
Volume10
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Attitude to health
  • Delivery of health care
  • Intervention studies
  • Vaccine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology
  • Medicine(all)

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Health care professionals and adolescent vaccination : A call for intervention research. / Zimet, Gregory.

In: Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics, Vol. 10, No. 9, A22, 01.09.2014, p. 2629-2630.

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