Communicating the Benefits of HPV Immunization

Communicating the Benefits of HPV Immunization

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 12:30pm-1:30pm ET

Presented by Mary Koslap-Petraco, DNP PCPNP CPNP FAANP

Cervical and head and neck cancers caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) are on the rise but most are preventable with HPV immunization. School nurses and other health care professionals who work in schools can make an impact by learning all they can about the diseases caused by HPV, and how to prevent them by ensuring that adolescent are immunized. Using communication skills learned in this activity, participants will be able to effectively communicate the benefits of HPV immunization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the importance of HPV vaccination for cancer prevention and the rationale for vaccinating at ages 11 or 12
  • List the recommendations for HPV vaccine for girls and for boys
  • Provide useful and compelling information about HPV vaccine to parents to aid in making the decision to vaccinate
  • Locate resources relevant to current immunization practice


1.0 entry level Category I CECH  for CHES®/MCHES® has been approved for this webinar. Certificates of attendance can also be obtained. Must attend live webinar to receive CEs. ASHA members get free continuing education hours included with membership, non-members will have the opportunity to purchase certificates after the webinar for $30. Not sure if you’re a current ASHA member? Email