Evaluation of an intervention providing HPV vaccine in schools.

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OBJECTIVES

To conduct outcome and process evaluations of school-located HPV vaccination clinics in partnership with a local health department.

METHODS

Temporary clinics provided the HPV vaccine to middle school girls in Guilford County, North Carolina, in 2009-2010.

RESULTS

HPV vaccine initiation was higher among girls attending host schools than satellite schools (6% vs. 1%, OR = 6.56, CI = 3.99-10.78). Of the girls who initiated HPV vaccine, 80% received all 3 doses. Private insurance or federal programs paid for most vaccine doses.

CONCLUSIONS

Lessons learned for creating more effective school-health department partnerships include focusing on host schools and delivering several vaccines to adolescents, not just HPV vaccine alone.

Investigators
Abbreviation
Am J Health Behav
Publication Date
2014-01
Volume
38
Issue
1
Page Numbers
92-102
Pubmed ID
24034684
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Full Title
Evaluation of an intervention providing HPV vaccine in schools.
Authors
Stubbs BW, Panozzo CA, Moss JL, Reiter PL, Whitesell DH, Brewer NT