Cancer Prevention and HPV Vaccine Resources

Pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) and their fellow pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) are at the forefront of educating patients and families about health promotion and disease prevention, including cancer prevention. You requested materials to help you talk to parents about cancer prevention and the importance of pediatric vaccines. Please find some helpful educational resources from NAPNAP, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Cancer Society below. 

CDC now recommends 11 to 12 year olds get two doses of HPV vaccine—rather than the previously recommended three doses—to protect against cancers caused by HPV. The second dose should be given 6-12 months after the first dose. Learn more about the current recommendations.

  • NAPNAP Provider Tips and Talking Points on Discussing Vaccines – Tips from NAPNAP experts to guide you during patient visits and tough questions.
  • Listen to a podcast with NAPNAP expert Alison Moriarty Daley, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC where she provides an update on the HPV vaccine. 
  • ​Chapter lecture series – “A Shot in the Arm for PNPs to Maximize HPV Education and Vaccination” was presented to the following NAPNAP Chapters: AR, TN, CT, SC, OK. 
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