HPV Vaccination Rates
What is measured?
The percentage of female teens who had three doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine by their 13th birthday.*
How is data gathered?
Each year PAMF submits data on specific [preventative] health care services and treatments we provide to our patients to the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), a statewide leadership group that promotes quality improvement, accountability and affordability of health care in California.
Why does it matter how well PAMF scores on HPV vaccination rates?
Providing top-quality, evidence-based preventive care for you and your family is our priority at PAMF. The IHA rating on our HPV vaccination rates shows that we are providing excellent care when it comes to this preventive vaccination.
By ensuring your child gets vaccinated, we are helping to protect him or her against possible cancers and stopping the spread of infection to other people.
*Note: Currently the IHA only rates organizations on their HPV vaccination rates for female adolescents. PAMF and other leading health care organizations recommend HPV vaccination for girls and boys 11 or 12 years of age. The CDC also recommends the vaccination for all teenagers and adults between 13 and 26 years of age, if they did not get it at age 11 or 12.
PAMF's Overall Score
32% of Adolescent Females* had the vaccination in 2014
The IHA ranks PAMF 95% above all other medical groups measured.
We would like to hear from you if you have any questions or comments about our quality care reporting.
Facts About HPV Vaccinations:
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States and certain types of this virus can cause cervical cancer in women and other types of cancer in both men and women.
- The HPV vaccine is recommended for all preteens by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians. It is currently one of only two vaccines available that prevents cancer. See also: Vaccination Guidelines for Children.