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Feasibility of a Coordinated Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Program between a Medical Clinic and a Community Pharmacy

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Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
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Towncrest Pharmacy, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
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Pharmacy 2019, 7(3), 91; https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy7030091
Received: 28 April 2019 / Revised: 5 July 2019 / Accepted: 8 July 2019 / Published: 14 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pharmacist Services)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination coverage could be enhanced by community pharmacies working with medical clinics to coordinate completion of the HPV vaccination series. The objective for this study was to assess the feasibility of a coordinated model of HPV vaccine delivery in which a clinic gives the first dose and refers patients to a partnering community pharmacy to receive subsequent doses. A medical clinic-community pharmacy team was established in a Midwestern state to develop and operate a coordinated care model for HPV vaccinations. Under the coordinated model, the clinic identified patients needing HPV vaccination(s), administered the first dose and described the option to complete the vaccination series at the pharmacy. Interested patients then had an information sheet faxed and electronic prescriptions sent to the pharmacy. The pharmacy contacted the patients to schedule administration of 2nd and 3rd doses of the HPV vaccine. Over a 12-month period, 51 patients were referred to the pharmacy by the clinic. Of these, 23 patients received a total of 25 vaccinations. Clinic and pharmacy personnel mostly rated the coordinated program favorably. An initial study of a coordinated HPV vaccination program between a medical clinic and a community pharmacy supported patients getting HPV vaccinations. View Full-Text
Keywords: human papilloma virus; HPV vaccination; pharmacy; coordinated care human papilloma virus; HPV vaccination; pharmacy; coordinated care
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Doucette, W.R.; Kent, K.; Seegmiller, L.; McDonough, R.P.; Evans, W. Feasibility of a Coordinated Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Program between a Medical Clinic and a Community Pharmacy. Pharmacy 2019, 7, 91. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy7030091

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Doucette WR, Kent K, Seegmiller L, McDonough RP, Evans W. Feasibility of a Coordinated Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Program between a Medical Clinic and a Community Pharmacy. Pharmacy. 2019; 7(3):91. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy7030091

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Doucette, William R., Kelly Kent, Laura Seegmiller, Randal P. McDonough, and William Evans. 2019. "Feasibility of a Coordinated Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Program between a Medical Clinic and a Community Pharmacy" Pharmacy 7, no. 3: 91. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy7030091

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