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Goal 5: Vaccination 

Increase vaccination completion rates for all vaccines proven to reduce the risk of cancer. 

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Action Steps:

   A: Increase hepatitis B vaccination among high-risk populations.
  B: Maintain or increase hepatitis B vaccination rates in children.
  C: Increase access to coverage to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination series for populations recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. 
  D: Implement health care system strategies and office-based reminder systems to increase the number of patients who initiate and complete the HPV vaccination series.
  E: Increase public awareness of vaccines proven to reduce the risk of cancer. 
  F: Support and collaborate with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Immunization Program to increase reporting of all vaccines proven to reduce the risk of cancer in the Immunization Registry Information System (IRIS).
  G: Add the HPV vaccine to physician-recommended vaccines at wellness checkups for recommended populations.
  H: Collaborate with school- and university-based clinics to offer the HPV vaccine.
  I: Encourage providers to strongly recommend the HPV vaccine as a cancer prevention vaccine. 
  J: Reduce missed clinical opportunities to recommend and administer the HPV vaccine. 


Data Targets: 

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