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General Recommendations on Immunization
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, 2011
The guidance in this report will help vaccination providers to assess vaccine benefits and risks, use recommended administration and storage practices, understand the most effective strategies for ensuring that vaccination coverage in the population remains high, and communicate the importance of vaccination to reduce the effects of vaccine-preventable disease. (See Adolescent section under Vaccination Programs.)

Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, 2014
This report summarizes the epidemiology of HPV and associated diseases, describes the licensed HPV vaccines, provides updated data from clinical trials and post-licensure safety studies, and compiles recommendations from CDC’s ACIP for use of HPV vaccines. This report is intended for use by clinicians, vaccination providers, public health officials, and program personnel.

Human Papillomavirus Vaccination
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2014
This Committee Opinion (No. 588) endorses the recommendations of the ACIP for HPV vaccinations. Obstetrician–gynecologists have the opportunity to educate mothers about the importance of vaccinating their children at the recommended age and are critical to vaccinating adolescent girls and young women during the catch-up period.

HPV Vaccine Recommendations
American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012
This revised statement updates recommendations for HPV immunization of both males and females. These recommendations are based on a review of the updated data provided by the ACIP on vaccine efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness as well as programmatic considerations and support for their recommendation.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine: An Updated Position Statement of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine 
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, 2010
This position paper recommends that clinicians consider the potential benefit of routine vaccination for all age-appropriate patients, regardless of gender, and further recommends routine use of HPV vaccination in both females and males. SAHM fully endorses the ACIP’s recommendations.

Adolescent Consent for Vaccination: A Position Paper of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, 2013
Vaccines currently recommended for adolescents by the ACIP have the potential to improve the health of youth. Adolescent vaccine coverage lags behind that for younger age groups. This paper outlines SAHM’s position on vaccination, parental consent, state laws, and maximizing opportunities for minors to receive vaccinations.

The goal of the AHRQ-funded project, Youth Providers 2.0 (YP2.0), is to improve the use of evidence-based practices among health care providers caring for adolescents and young adults. To accomplish this goal, SAHM will engage in a number of activities using new media to improve the dissemination of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) to health professionals.