Human Papilloma Vaccine Research
Michael is an 11 year old who is coming in today for a well-child check. One of the vaccines that the provider will order today is HPV (Human Papilloma Vaccine). As a medical assistant you will need to be prepared to educate patients as well as answer questions from patients, parents, and other family members. For this case study, research the HPV vaccine and in a correctly formatted 1-2 page APA word document with an additional reference page, give a detailed explanation about the vaccination that includes but is not limited to the following questions: How common are HPV infections and what complications do the infections cause? How are HPV infections contracted? How does the HPV vaccine prevent infections? What is the dosing schedule of the HPV vaccines? In addition, apply the knowledge you obtain to Michael’s case. How would you explain why HPV is recommended starting at the age of 9? How would you respond to parents that do not believe their child needs the vaccination as they are not yet sexually active?