Talking with Family PACT Clients About HPV Immunization

August 17, 2022


Since the first HPV vaccines were introduced in 2006, rates of cervical cancer and other HPV-related cancers have decreased in immunized populations. Family PACT will add HPV immunization as a benefit in July 2022 and will utilize guidelines developed by the CDC Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices (ACIP). This webinar will provide information about the effectiveness and safety of the HPV vaccine, review the current CDC recommendations for the use of the 9-valent HPV vaccine, and provide advice on how to have effective shared decision-making conversations with clients about being immunized. In addition, new Family PACT policies about coding and billing for HPV immunization services will be discussed. There will be ample time for your questions at the end of the presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • List 2 effective strategies for engaging with patients who have vaccine hesitancy
  • Demonstrate a person-centered technique for providing a strong recommendation without coercion
  • Describe the impact of HPV vaccination on the natural history of HPV
  • Discuss the safety profile of HPV vaccines


Patty Cason, RN, MS, FNP-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor
UCLA School of Nursing
President, Envision SRH

Michael Policar, MD, MPH
Professor Emeritus, UCSF
Senior Medical Advisor, CAPTC and California OFP
Clinical Fellow, NFPRHA