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Giving Adolescents the Best Shot Against Cancer: Overcoming Barriers to HPV Vaccine Uptake


In this on-demand webcast, expert faculty discuss barriers to adolescent HPV vaccination and practical strategies to overcome those barriers.

Pharmacists: 1.00 contact hour (0.1 CEUs)

Nurses: 1.00 Nursing contact hour

Physicians: Maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Released: April 11, 2023

Expiration: April 10, 2024

No longer available for credit.



Peter Asante

Peter Asante, MD, FAAP

General Pediatric Physician and Medical Director
Teen Health Clinic at Yakima Pediatrics
Chair of Pediatrics and Hospitalist
MultiCare Yakima Memorial Hospital
Yakima, Washington

Shanna Barton

Shanna Barton, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics 
Norton Children's Hospital
University of Louisville 
Louisville, Kentucky

Rebekah Fenton

Rebekah Fenton, MD, MPH

Adolescent Medicine Physician
Alivio Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

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Provided by Clinical Care Options, LLC.

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Target Audience

This program is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician associates/physician assistants, pharmacists, registered nurses, and other healthcare professionals who care for adolescents and young adults in need of HPV vaccination.

Program Learning Goal

The goal of this program is to improve the knowledge and competence of learners in identifying and overcoming barriers that may prevent successful HPV vaccination in adolescents and young adults.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify opportunities to offer HPV vaccination throughout adolescence and young adulthood, including catch-up vaccination when necessary

  • Utilize optimal vaccine messaging to overcome barriers, such as vaccine misinformation and safety concerns, to successfully provide HPV vaccination to all adolescent patients

  • Formulate strategies to bolster HPV vaccination rates in specific patient populations, such as males, those living in rural areas, and older adolescents/young adults


Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:

Peter Asante, MD, FAAP, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Shanna Barton, MD, MSc: researcher: Sanofi.

Rebekah Fenton, MD, MPH, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The planners and content peer reviewers from Clinical Care Options, LLC do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Instructions for Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 1.0 hour. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, learners must follow these steps during the period from April 11, 2023, through April 10, 2024:

  1. Login or Sign Up for an account by clicking at the top of this page
  2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures
  3. View and study the content in its entirety
  4. Submit answers to the post-test questions and evaluation questions online

You must receive a test score of at least 65% and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by clicking the certificate link on the confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "My Certificates" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.


This program has been made available online.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


Joint Accreditation Statement
Joint AccreditationIn support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Continuing Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education
CCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Professional Development
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Nursing Continuing Professional Development activity is 1.0 contact hours.

Continuing Pharmacy Education
CCO designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hours (0.10 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Universal Activity Number - JA4008176-0000-23-096-H01-P

Type of Activity: Application

Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 65% and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 60 days.