New Jersey: HPV Vaccination Coverage Assessment Tool

[2018 Bull’s-Eye Award Winner!] After identifying a gap of HPV first dose coverage among 11-12-year-olds, The New Jersey Immunization Program developed an approach to assist healthcare providers to quickly and easily assess how well they are administering HPV first dose vaccination within the target age group, 11-12 years through the development of the HPV Vaccination Coverage Assessment Tool.  The tool uses a comparison of the ratios of doses administered for 11-12-year-old patients of HPV first dose and Tdap. The tool is currently being piloted through a random sampling of facilities participating in the VFC Program during their routine compliance visits. Doses administered data is extracted from the statewide immunization registry. The tool is then populated with the facility’s data from the prior year by the Adolescent/Adult Immunization Coordinator. The tool and instructions are left with the facility to continue monitoring on their own. Preliminary data indicate moderate improvements in HPV vaccination coverage at the 3-month mark by those practices implementing the HPV vaccination Coverage Assessment Tool. 

Years: 2018

Locations: New Jersey

Programmatic Areas: Adolescent Immunization, HPV, IIS

Key Words: Adolescents, HPV, IIS, quality improvement, using immunization data

Evidence Based: Yes

Evaluations: Limited

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