Alabama Adolescent Vaccination Task Force
The purpose of the Alabama Adolescent Vaccination Task Force, or AAVTF, is to bring together organizations with a common goal in order to increase Alabama adolescent vaccination rates, with a specific focus on HPV Vaccination.
The AAVTF features members from different organizations throughout the state.
- Alabama Cancer Society
- Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
- Alabama State Department of Education
- Alabama Medicaid Agency
- Alabama Pharmacy Association
- Alabama Vaccine Advisory Committee
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Human Rights Watch
- Laura Crandall Brown Foundation
- Mitchell Cancer Institute
- University of Alabama at Birmingham
- University of South Alabama
- VAX 2 STOP CANCER
Educational Webinar Opportunities
- You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention- Train the Trainer, expires 10/26/2019
- Routinely Recommending Cancer Prevention: HPV Vaccination at 11 and 12 as a Standard of Care, expires 01/15/2020
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Safety, expires 02/25/2020
- You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention, expires 04/11/2020
- Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic, Expires 07/01/2020
Link to Cancer Prevention
- Adolescent Vaccine Rate per County
- Adolescent Revenue Opportunity for HPV Vaccine
- CDC Alabama HPV Vaccination Report May 2019
- State HPV Data Summary
- Quality Improvement Strategies
- Sports Physical Conversion Tool
- How I Recommend Videos: Tips for HPV provider recommendations
- Recommending HPV Vaccine Successfully
- Top 10 Tips for HPV Vaccination Success
- Vaccination in Rural Communities
- Talking to Parents about HPV Vaccine
- American Cancer Society - HPV Vaccine Endorsement
- CDC - MMWR - HPV Associated Cancer Trends
- CDC - MMWR - HPV Vaccination Coverage Report
- AAP - HPV Legislation v.s. Sexual Behaviors of Adolescents
- HPV - Take a Shot at Cancer
- HPV Vaccination - Just the Facts for Parents
- HPV & Dentistry - The Connection
Recommended Vaccines for Adolescents
Alabama State Policy
- 2018 SJR 113 Alabama State Department of Education encourages all schools to participate in a school-based vaccination clinic.
AAP and AAFP's Lessons Learned
- HPV Continuous Quality Improvement Project.
- Educating all staff and providers about HPV is important.
- Practices learned multiple ways to deliver a strong message.
- Acute visit HPV vaccination increased rates without increasing visit time for most practices.
- Selecting effective reminder/recall method is practice specific.
- Some parents remain reluctant to vaccinate.
- Quality improvement is not hard once started and efforts improve other care areas.
- Practices plan to utilize ADPH AFIX reports to sustain gains.
- Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation of Pediatricians Attitudes and Barriers to HPV Vaccination.
- Most common system barriers are infrequency of routine adolescent visits, lack of HPV required for school attendance, and patients not completing the series.
- Most common patient barriers are belief in link between sex and vaccine, and vaccine safety.
- Best Messaging strategy was focus on cancer prevention.
- Strategies to increase vaccine rates include provider and clinic staff education, and recall/reminder systems.
- Physician recommendations are the most influential factor for parents to decide to allow vaccine to be administered.
Alabama HPV VFC and Non-VFC Vaccine Doses Distributed by Year and Month
- Each dose distributed represents a possible cancer prevented. Alabama should be administering 180,000 doses per year (~60,000 at 11 years of age x 3 doses). View the table.
- Here is CDC's HPV Vaccination Report: Alabama, Working Together to Reach National Goals for HPV Vaccination.
- To receive HPV vaccine to prevent HPV cancers, contact an HPV vaccinating healthcare provider or the county health department.
HPV Workshop Team Action Plan for Alabama
This document was created at an HPV Roundtable and is designed to support efforts to achieve increased Adolescent vaccination rates and HPV completion.
Provider Education Work Group
Parental and Adolescent Education Work Group
Data Work Group
Policy Work Group
Page last updated: August 21, 2019