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To immunity and beyond! HPV Vaccination Roundtable hosts virtual annual meeting

Replays now available.

On June 9-10, the HPV Vaccination Roundtable convened members for the group’s annual meeting with one goal: to get adolescent HPV vaccination back on track. 

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a decline in vaccination rates as parents canceled pediatrician visits to avoid being exposed to the virus. As a result, the CDC estimates that HPV vaccinations are down by more than 20% in the public sector alone – or 1 million doses – compared to 2019. 

Even before the pandemic, the HPV Roundtable was focused on increasing HPV vaccination rates. Now, their work is more important than ever. 

The two-day meeting used the imagery of the NASA space program to inspire attendees to reach new heights of adolescent vaccination. Speakers explored the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on HPV vaccination and implications for progress toward Healthy People 2030 goals, charted a path toward health equity in HPV vaccination among diverse communities, discussed the impact of other key determinants on adolescent vaccination rates, and featured experts who shared their experiences overcoming challenges to increasing adolescent vaccination. 

Nearly 500 people from around the U.S. tuned in the first day, with the second day of meetings drawing about 400 attendees. Meeting replays, the agenda, and speaker bios are available here, and recordings of individual presentations are available on the HPV Roundtable YouTube channel

Contact Jennifer Sienko with questions about the meeting or the HPV Roundtable’s work.

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