Faden Laboratory

HPV vaccination program feature

Dr. Faden’s point-of-care HPV vaccination program was highlighted as one of Boston Medical Center’s exceptional programs. The initiative aims to understand HPV vaccine hesitancy, increase vaccination rates and ultimately, prevent the development of HPV-associated head and neck cancers later in life. All patients who visit the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Department are asked to complete a survey to assess their knowledge about HPV, the HPV vaccine, and the association between HPV and head and neck cancer. If they indicate interest, patients are offered an appointment the same day to discuss and receive the vaccine. The program is the first of it’s kind in the nation, and in housed within the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.