Adolescent Vaccination: Physician Challenges and Solutions


      As additional vaccines for adolescents come to market, physicians are confronted with multiple barriers to providing immunizations, including vaccine costs, concerns about safety, attitudes and/or knowledge, and obtaining adolescent consent. Immunization rates in adolescents could be improved by increasing providers' knowledge about recommended vaccines, providing information about vaccine safety to parents and patients, and taking care not to miss any vaccination opportunities.


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