The Virginia HPV Immunization Taskforce (VHIT), a priority workgroup of the Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia, is focused on increasing HPV vaccination rates in Virginia. Taskforce members include medical providers, school employees and members of health care systems and non-profit organizations. VHIT members meet quarterly.
VHIT Celebrates International HPV Awareness Day
International Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Awareness Day is recognized in public health communities on March 4 and promotes vaccination against HPV-related cancers. Early prevention is recommended, with children becoming eligible for the HPV vaccine starting at age nine. HPV vaccination helps prevent HPV infections that lead to six types of cancer.
Join VHIT in our efforts to prioritize HPV prevention by signing our pledge.
VHIT calls for an integrated prioritization of HPV vaccination, read our statements.
Exceeding our Virginia Cancer Plan Goals for HPV
Goal #3: Reduce HPV Infections Among Virginians.
The strategies to meet this goal and objective have been a key focus for one of CACV’s priority workgroups, the Virginia HPV Immunization Taskforce (VHIT).
Objectives 3.1.1: Increase the percentage of females aged 13-17 years completing the HPV vaccine series.
The goal to increase the HPV vaccination series completion in females ages 13 to 17 to 52% by 2022 has been met and exceeded with a 2020 rate of 64.8%.
Objective 3.1.2: Increase the percentage of males aged 13-17 years completing the HPV vaccine series.
The goal to increase the HPV immunization series among males ages 13 – 17 to 39.4% by 2022 has been met and exceeded with a 2020 rate of 48.2%.
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