Evaluation of an intervention providing HPV vaccine in schools

Brenda W. Stubbs, Catherine A. Panozzo, Jennifer L. Moss, Paul L. Reiter, Dianne H. Whitesell, Noel T. Brewer

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Abstract

Objectives: To conduct outcome and process evaluations of school-located HPV vaccination clinics in partnership with a local health department. Methods: Temporary clinics provided the HPV vaccine to middle school girls in Guilford County, North Carolina, in 2009-2010. Results: HPV vaccine initiation was higher among girls attending host schools than satellite schools (6% vs. 1%, OR = 6.56, CI = 3.99-10.78). Of the girls who initiated HPV vaccine, 80% received all 3 doses. Private insurance or federal programs paid for most vaccine doses. Conclusions: Lessons learned for creating more effective school-health department partnerships include focusing on host schools and delivering several vaccines to adolescents, not just HPV vaccine alone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-102
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Stubbs, B. W., Panozzo, C. A., Moss, J. L., Reiter, P. L., Whitesell, D. H., & Brewer, N. T. (2014). Evaluation of an intervention providing HPV vaccine in schools. American Journal of Health Behavior, 38(1), 92-102. https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.38.1.10