State Laws Permitting Adolescent Consent to HPV Vaccination, Rates of Immunization

JAMA Pediatrics

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What The Study Did: States that permit adolescents to consent to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination without the involvement of parents had increased rates of initiation of the vaccine series from 2015 to 2018 in this analysis of data for nearly 82,000 adolescents.

Authors: Sangini S. Sheth, M.D., M.P.H., of the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.4591)

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