Current initiatives to protect Rhode Island adolescents through increasing HPV vaccination

Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2016 Jun 2;12(6):1633-8. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2016.1161460. Epub 2016 May 4.


This commentary provides an overview of recent initiatives in Rhode Island to promote human papillomavirus (HPV) vac-30 cination with the goal of protecting Rhode Island adolescents against vaccine-preventable HPV-associated cancers. With the exception of the introduction of a recent school entry requirement, most of the initiatives and related activities described were conducted as part of a cooperative agreement between 35 RIDOH and CDC, and were supported by the Prevention and Public Health Fund. (1).

Keywords: adolescents; cancer prevention; human papillomavirus; immunization; policy; school immunization requirements; school located immunization; vaccine, vaccination.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Female
  • Health Policy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Papillomavirus Infections / complications
  • Papillomavirus Infections / prevention & control*
  • Papillomavirus Vaccines / administration & dosage*
  • Rhode Island
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / prevention & control*
  • Vaccination


  • Papillomavirus Vaccines