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Between 2005 and 2007, the recommended vaccination schedule for adolescents expanded to include vaccines to protect against pertussis, meningitis (MCV4), and for girls, human papillomavirus (HPV).1- 3 The most recent data available from the 2009 National Immunization Survey-Teen show that, while coverage among 13- to 17-year-old adolescents has been increasing for each of these vaccines, it remains suboptimal: 55.6% received pertussis, 53.6% received MCV4, and 26.7% (females only) received all 3 doses of the HPV vaccine series.4 Evidenced-based strategies to increase vaccination coverage among adolescents are needed.
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