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January 2020- Cervical Cancer Awareness and HPV Vaccine

HPV recommend

HPV is a common virus that can lead to certain types of cancer later in life. Getting your 11-12 year-old child two doses of the HPV vaccine can prevent these cancers.Recommend HPV vaccination in the same way and on the same day you recommend other vaccines for adolescents.

You can say, “Now that your son is 11, he is due for vaccinations today to help protect him from meningitis, HPV cancers, and whooping cough.  Do you have any questions?”

Remind parents of the follow-up shots their child will need and ask them to make appointments before they leave.

Find answers to the questions parents have about the HPV Vaccine at https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/hcp/answering-questions.html

HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention

Use these guides to increase HPV vaccination rates in your practice- hpvroundtable.org/action-guides/

HPV rates best practices

Need help finding the right way to say you recommend the HPV vaccine?

Use this script based on the scenario that fits. Download a copy of the script here.

HPV Script

Newsletters and Updates

The MDHHS Division of Immunization 2019-20 flu handouts have been updated for the new flu season and posted online! You can find these at www.michigan.gov/flu by clicking on Current Flu Season Vaccination Materials for Health Care Professionals at the top of the page.

The 2019-20 handouts include:

  • Quick Looks to Inactivated and Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccines
  • Pediatric Influenza Vaccine Dosage
  • Flu Vaccine Presentation Chart
  • LAIV Key Points for Patients and for Providers
  • How to Administer Intramuscular and Intranasal Flu Vaccines
  • 2 Dose Algorithm for Children 6 Months Through 8 Years
  • Screening for Egg Allergy
  • VFC Flu Vaccines

In addition, both influenza Quick Look handouts were also updated on our Quick Look webpage, which can be found at www.michigan.gov/vaccinequicklooks.

Immunization Action Coalition

American Academy of Pediatrics Immunization Initiatives Newsletter

Ask the Expert

Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR)

BEDHD Communicable Disease Newsletter

Continuing Education 

Referring a patient to BEDHD for Immunizations

BEDHD stocks all ACIP recommended vaccines for children, adolescents, and adults including Meningitis B vaccines. BEDHD does not carry adult influenza vaccines. 

Appointments

Please instruct patients to call for an appointment.

For appointments and clinics, patients should bring immunization records, and insurance card.

Eaton County: (517) 541-2651

Barry County: (269) 798-4133

Helpful Links and Documents

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