Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine
|Note: CDC now recommends two doses of HPV vaccine given 6 to 12 months apart for adolescents ages 9 through 14 years. Three doses are still recommended for individuals ages 15 through 26 years. See the new resources below for further guidance on current HPV recommendations.|
The primary purpose of HPV vaccination is to prevent cancer. HPV vaccination is routinely recommended for adolescents ages 11 and 12 years.
HPV Vaccine Basics
- vax4teens: Vaccines for Teens
Adolescents are at risk for HPV and other diseases that vaccines can prevent. Learn more about vaccines recommended for adolescents and where to get them.
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) - For Parents and the Public
CDC information on HPV disease and vaccination. Attention: Non-MDH link
HPV Vaccine Information for Health Professionals
- HPV Vaccination Recommendations (PDF)
New! Table outlining current HPV vaccination recommendations.
- HPV Vaccination Algorithm (PDF)
New! Algorithm to determine how many doses of HPV vaccine a patient needs.
- wevaxteens: For Health Care Providers Serving Adolescents
Resources to help health care providers make sure adolescents get the vaccines they need.
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) ACIP Vaccine Recommendations
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) detailed recommendations posted on the CDC's Vaccine-Specific Recommendations site. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) - For Clinicians
CDC information for health care providers about the HPV vaccine. Attention: Non-MDH link