Vaccinating against Human papillomavirus (HPV) protects against infections that can lead to certain cancers, protects against abnormal cells that can lead to cancer (precancers) and the lasting effects of testing and treatment for these precancers and protects your child long before they are ever exposed to cancer-causing infections.
HPV vaccine series initiation is starting the vaccination series. HPV vaccines can be given starting at age 9 years. The best practice is to view the initiation rates at discrete ages (at 9 years, 10 years, etc.) rather than age ranges (9-11 years, 11-13 years), as it would provide a true reflection on when patients get their first dose.
In 2020, in Alachua County, the percent of population of Human papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Initiation age 11 was 35.2 compared to Florida at 39.4 for all modes of exposure and age groups. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.
Alachua County is in the second quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, the situation occurs more often in about half of the counties, and it occurs less often in about one quarter of the counties. The map illustrates county data by quartile. When fewer than 51 counties have data or zero values, no quartile map will be presented.
FLHealthCharts.gov is provided by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Public Health Statistics and Performance Management.
Data Source: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology
Areas with vaccination rates between 1 and 9 are suppressed to protect the confidentiality of patients whose data are included by reducing or eliminating the risk of identity disclosure.
Blank data fields indicate results have been suppressed because counts are between 1 and 9.
Chart will display if there are at least three years of data.
Multi-year counts are a sum of the selected years, not an average.
Quartiles are calculated when data is available for at least 51 counties.
Denom - abbreviated for Denominator.
Population estimates are not available for persons whose county of residence is unknown. Given this, the denominator and associated rate are not available.