HPV Vaccination Case Study

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HPV Immunization Program in BC schools: Immunization Program in British Columbia aims to promote heath by decreasing diseases, disability, and mortality associated with illness that can be preventing by vaccine. In 2008, Immunize BC introduced routine of HPV vaccine for girls in school age (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012). In order to maximize benefits from HPV immunization, the vaccine was offer as regular part of immunization programs for grade 6 (ages 11-13) and as catch-up until June 2011 for grade 9(ages 14-15 ) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012). The most of immunization programs applied in BC school has achieved successful results. Due a high concentration of students, the vaccine uptake is in order…show more content…
Studies in BC identified barriers and factors that could influence parents’s decisions about HVP vaccine. In general, positive acceptance is associated with factors such as parents are young age or the belief that someone would develop cancer in the cervix. In other side, older parents had showed concerned about association between HPV vaccine and sexual behaviors (BC Centre for Disease Control, 2010). Also, vaccine beliefs, priority, lack of information, sexual mores and parental consent could be barriers to uptake group of young women (Ferrer et al., 2015). According to Naus & Ogilvie (2010), preference to wait daughter grow up, concerns about vaccine safety, lack of knowledge were key factors for parents of girls grade 6 to not consent the HPV immunization in the first year of the HPV immunization program in BC . Studies show that health care professional is high influential sources of information about immunization and help to patients make decision to accept all vaccines. So, BC physicians should be well informed about the HPV vaccine and should have continued medical education about HPV vaccine (Naus & Ogilvie,…show more content…
• The goal is immunize all females before to start any sexual contact. • The school is the best setting to uptake young girls • The cost-effective of HPV immunization program for male is questioned • Parental consent could be barrier to uptake young girls in school However, according to Berlinger (2006), some parents present resistance to childhood immunizations. So, medical, ethical, religious, personal beliefs and policy issues should be also considered: • Immunization could be contraindicated in some medical conditions • Strongly religious believes are nonmedical reason to refuse childhood immunization • Other reason to parents refusing childhood immunization is the personal beliefs that vaccine could be dangerous and raise the rate of autism. • Personal beliefs may are linked to preference for alternative medicine or lack of knowledge Moreover, research by Emberger (2015) cites some reason and barriers which parents refuse HPV vaccine for their children. • Necessity for clarification about benefits from
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