Do reminder messages impact HPV vaccination rates?

May 26, 2020
Lindsey Carr

Associate Editor for Contemporary OB/GYN

Existing research suggests that reminder messages, or state immunization information systems autodialer centralized reminder and recall (C-R/R) messages, are likely to result in higher child vaccination rates.

Existing research suggests that reminder messages, or state immunization information systems autodialer centralized reminder and recall (C-R/R) messages, are likely to result in higher child vaccination rates. However, little data exist on the potential connection between reminders and human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination rates.

This research is highly valuable as HPV remains the most common sexually transmitted infection the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 80 percent of sexually active people are likely to contract HPV in their lifetime with 14 million new infections occurring each year, says the American Sexual Health Association.

Researchers conducted a new study to address the knowledge gap and explore the possible impacts. The study’s findings, published in Pediatrics, suggest that reminder messages may not be as successful for improving HPV vaccination rates as they are others.

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