Our mission is to increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates in Washington state and reduce the amount of HPV associated disease by engaging and supporting diverse partners and increasing knowledge about HPV and cancer prevention.
WA State HPV Task Force aims for all preteens to complete human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations to eliminate future HPV cancer incidence.
To attain a measurable reduction of HPV associated disease in Washington State by achieving 80% vaccination completion rate by age 13 by 2026.
- Vax to School
- DOH Adolescent Immunizations at a Glance
- DOH Running Coverage Reports
- DOH Running Reminder/Recall
- DOH Resources for cleaning up data in the WAIIS
- National HPV Roundtable – Promising practices for Adolescents During Covid-19
- CDC Safe return to school letter
Task Force Meetings
WA State HPV Roundtable
Details: The Massachusetts Oral HPV Task Force developed the first HPV dental toolkit in 2016 to improve HPV knowledge for dentists. Since then, it’s used in dental outreach across Massachusetts and has been successfully adapted in seven states.
A newly launched version of the toolkit is now available, and its design reflects feedback from users and provides the most up-to-date recommendations. It also includes internal training materials on how to recommend the HPV vaccine, as well as in-office communication materials. Click here to access the free, downloadable toolkit.
HPV infection can lead to oral cancers. Oropharyngeal cancer in men is rising sharply in recent years. Oral healthcare providers are in a great position to explain the risks of HPV and oral cancer and empower their patients ages 9 to 26 to get the HPV vaccine.
- HPV vaccine is cancer prevention. (Questions, answers, and materials for parents, adolescents, and young adults from the Washington State Department of Health)
- Customizable Reminder/Recall Card – Your Adolescent is Due for a Health Checkup! (includes HPV, Tdap, and meningococcal reminders)
- English postcard
- Spanish postcard
- HPV Vaccine: Long-Lasting Cancer Protection (PDF)
- HPV cancers are preventable (CDC)
- Includes an infographic resource (PDF) to print for your office
- In CDC’s video series, real pediatricians use their expertise to answer parents’ questions about the HPV vaccine and why it’s important for preventing cancer. (CDC)
- Adolescent #HowIRecommend vaccination video series (CDC)
- Videos about HPV and cancer (CDC)
- HPV vaccine: State legislation and regulation (National Conference of State Legislatures)