0798-0000-19-055-H06-P (for Pharmacists); 0798-0000-19-055-H06-T (for Technicians) September (1.0 contact hour)

This program reviews what human papillomavirus is, how it is spread and the pathophysiology behind cervical cancer. The current HPV vaccine available in the United States is discussed in detail, including its storage, handling, administration and disposal. The updated 2019 CDC immunization recommendations are listed in this program along with the analysis of two clinical trials supporting age-based series recommendations supported by the guidelines. Additionally, this program discusses barriers to vaccination and a list of commonly encountered questions by pharmacists regarding the vaccine. Lastly, the program reviews the pharmacist’s role in the vaccination process and the pharmacist’s impact on patients to improve compliance with completing the vaccine series.