Goal: Increase the number of males and females aged 9 to 26 years of age who received at least 1 dose of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine per calendar year (Baseline data 2016, 253 people vaccinated, increase by 25.3)
Primary Focus Area: Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health
Primary Measure: Number of HPV vaccines administered in Garrett County per dose 1, 2, 3
Secondary Measure: Number of HPV vaccines administered to males and females in Garrett CountyPublic Group active 3 days, 21 hours ago
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is an infection that affects both males and females and is transmitted mainly through sexual contact. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are over 150 strains of the virus and over 14 million people are infected yearly. Once exposed to the virus there is a chance that it may regress spontaneously. However, HPV can cause genital warts and even cancers of the cervix, vagina, anus, penis, mouth and throat. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017 there will be:
about 12,820 new cases of invasive cervical cancer diagnosed, approximately 4,210 women will die from cervical cancer, about 2,120 new cases of penile cancer diagnosed and approximately 360 deaths from penile cancer
In 2006, the first HPV vaccine was manufactured. The goal of the vaccine is to prevent genital warts and cancer. Both males and females should be vaccinated between the ages of nine through 26 years of age.
In calendar year 2016, a total of 253 people received HPV vaccine in Garrett County. There were 126 males and 124 females vaccinated. Three people vaccinated did not have gender identified.
Partnership with the Board of Education
Phil Lauver recommended brochures and posters to be put in the health suite at the schools, add HPV topic to the School Health agenda, collaborate with the healthcare providers to see if we can incorporate HPV Vaccine status on the form during sports physicals, and ensure Becky Aiken is aware of the data.