Objectives: To provide an overview of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination as cancer prevention with current strategies that nurses can use to help patients and parents overcome barriers to HPV vaccination.
Data sources: Peer-reviewed literature, presentation abstracts, and current immunization recommendations from the Advisory Council on Immunization Practice.
Conclusion: Nurses can help prevent cancer by encouraging HPV vaccination during routine immunization and make HPV vaccination normal and routine.
Implications for nursing practice: A vaccine to reduce/eliminate HPV-related cancers enables nurses' at all educational levels to advocate for cancer prevention through initiation and completion of the HPV vaccine series.
Keywords: HPV vaccination; cancer; human papillomavirus; nursing practice; oncology nursing; prevention.
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