Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine - Minnesota Dept. of Health

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 the HPV vaccine is to prevent cancer. The vaccine protects against the strains of HPV that cause 70 percent of cervical cancer in women as well as several other types of cancers in men and women. HPV vaccine is routinely recommended for adolescent girls and boys ages 11-12 years. It can be given at the same time as the vaccines that prevent whooping cough and meningococcal disease, as well as any other vaccines an adolescent may be due to receive.

HPV Basics

HPV Information for Health Professionals

Updated Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 05:51PM