In an effort to improve HPV vaccination
rates, Jake Lauer, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of General Obstetrics &
Gynecology, launched a new quality improvement project aimed at postpartum
Though the CDC recommends providing the HPV
vaccine to adolescents aged 11-12, uptake remains rather low. Lauer hopes to help
postpartum women in the catch-up age range (up to age 26) who haven’t received
the HPV vaccine or haven’t completed the vaccine course get fully vaccinated
against HPV. He estimates that several hundred eligible women (unvaccinated or
incompletely vaccinated, in the catch-up age range) come through UW Health
clinics for postpartum care each year.
Informational flyers were distributed this
week to Union Corners, 20 South Park and Arboretum clinics (see above). Contact
Dr. Lauer if you have any questions!