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HPV Resource Center


Research shows and the infectious disease community agrees that healthcare professionals working with preteens, teens, and young adults must:

  • Make a strong recommendation for HPV vaccination
  • Clearly indicate that HPV vaccine is cancer prevention

The HPV Resource Center provides information, tools, and resources for healthcare professionals and epidemiologists to help increase HPV vaccination rates for males and females at the recommended ages for vaccination.

Males and Females: 11-12 Years
For those who did not receive the vaccine when they were younger in accordance with the recommended schedule, females can receive it through age 26 and males through age 21.

As of October 2016, CDC recommends 11 to 12 year olds get two doses of HPV vaccine—rather than the previously recommended three doses—to protect against cancers caused by HPV. The second dose should be given 6-12 months after the first dose. View additional information on the updated CDC recommendations.


Five Key Steps To Improve HPV Vaccination Rates in Your Practice
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM ET
Watch Archived Webinar

Joseph A. Bocchini, Jr., MD and Noel Brewer, PhD will review highlights of the NFID Call to Action, “HPV Vaccination as a Public Health Priority,” discuss HPV vaccination barriers and opportunities, and present five key steps that healthcare professionals (HCPs) can take to improve HPV vaccination rates in their practices.


HPV Vaccination: Insights from States with Highest and Lowest HPV Vaccination Rates
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM ET
Watch Archived Webinar

Joseph A. Bocchini, Jr., MD and Jeffrey Engel, MD will review highlights of the NFID Call to Action, "HPV Vaccination as a Public Health Priority". State epidemiologists from Philadelphia and Arkansas will present successes and challenges of HPV vaccination in their respective states.


HPV Vaccination as a Public Health Priority

Call to Action developed by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) along with representatives of other professional medical associations, consumer health organizations, and government agencies.

Increasing Access to HPV Vaccination Materials
Summary of NFID environmental scan of available online resources.

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additional HPV resources

View resources for healthcare professionals on other adolescent vaccinations

Resources

5 Key Steps to Improve HPV Vaccination Rates

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID): Infographic highlighting steps to make HPV vaccination routine

HPV Vaccination as a Public Health Priority (August 2014)

Call to Action by leading public health organizations urging healthcare professionals to be stronger advocates for HPV vaccination to prevent related cancers

HPV (Human papillomavirus)

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID): General information about HPV and the HPV vaccine

HPV Vaccines: Vaccinating Your Preteen or Teen

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Information about HPV and vaccination

HPV Legislation Overview

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL): Overview of HPV vaccine policies

The Pink Book (13th Edition): Human Papillomavirus

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Epidemiology and prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases, chapter on HPV

You are the Key to Cancer Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Comprehensive HPV vaccine resources for healthcare professionals including tools for use in practices and handouts for patients and parents/guardians