HealthCore and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Study Shows Low Uptake of HPV Vaccine Compared to Other Adolescent Immunizations


– Fewer than a third of adolescents received a first dose of HPV vaccine by their 13th birthday
– Wide variations exist in vaccine rates between states and cities

CHICAGO – While human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination rates have risen substantially, just 29 percent of adolescents received a first dose of the vaccine by their 13th birthday, according to a new seven-year study of medical claims by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Health of America Report. Read the full BCBSA press release.