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Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Editor, The report on “Human Papillomavirus Infection and Vaccination” is very interesting (Valentino & Poronsky, 2015). Valentino and Poronsky (2015) noted that “healthcare providers can enhance HPV vaccine utilization by taking an active role with patients.” In fact, the knowledge education to the patients is the key factor for success in promoting any vaccination. Clark, Cowan, Filipp, Fisher, and Stokley (2015) reported that “parents who reported their daughters were unlikely to complete the HPV series were more likely to have had no discussion of HPV vaccine with the provide.” Gilkey, Malo, Shah, Hall, and Brewer (2015) noted that it is need to “improve communication about HPV vaccine so as to address the persistent underuse of a powerful tool for cancer prevention.” However, Jacobson, Agunwamba, St Sauver, and Finney Rutten (2015) recently noted that “efforts focusing on education and communication have not shown promise, but several population health strategies have reminder/recall systems; practice-focused strategies targeting staff, clinicians, and parents; assessment and feedback activities; and school-based HPV vaccination programs.” Another important concern is on the cost of the vaccine. Although the parents know and have good attitude, they might not practice, letting their children to have vaccine because of no affordability. Cerda, García, and Albornoz (2014) noted that “there is a possibility of using shared funding between the government and the parents of potential daughter to be affected by the human papillomavirus to reduce cervical cancer events.”
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Beuy Joob PhD Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand Corresponding author: Beuy Joob, PhD E-mail address: [email protected]
Viroj Wiwanitkit MD Hainan Medical University, China
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