Vaccine Safety

  
HPV vaccines are safe and effective. These resources answer common questions that patients and their parents/guardians may have about HPV vaccines.

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. 

Resources

HPV Coverage Among Adolescents and Postlicensure Vaccine Safety Monitoring

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Report on US HPV vaccine coverage between 2007-2013 and postlicensure vaccine safety monitoring between 2006-2014

Vaccine Side Effects: Cervarix®

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Summarizes side effects related to HPV vaccine

Vaccine Side Effects: Gardasil®

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Summarizes side effects related to HPV vaccine

Vaccine Side Effects: Gardasil-9®

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Summarizes side effects related to HPV-9 vaccine