Medical – School Wide Activity

Initiative Description: HPV immunization program primarily delivered by school nurses.

Study Results: Most school nurses interviewed understood local health inequalities and made particular efforts to target girls who did not attend or missed doses. Interviews also revealed maintaining accurate and consistent records influenced both school nurses’ understanding and efforts to target inequalities in HPV vaccination uptake.

Reference: Boyce, T., Holmes, A., & Fielding, R. (2012). Addressing health inequalities in the delivery of the human papillomavirus vaccination programme: examining the role of the school nurse. Plos ONE, 7(9), 1-8. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043416.

Level of Evidence: 1 out of 5 stars Fair