HPV

HPV (Human papillomavirus)

  
Adolescent Vaccination Recommendation:
Routine administration is recommended for females and males between 11-12 years of age, but the vaccine series may be started at 9 years old. Vaccination is also recommended for females aged between 13-26 and males aged between 13-21 years of age, who have not been vaccinated, or have not yet completed the series. 

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.


About Human Papillomavirus 

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of more than 100 viruses that are usually spread through sexual contact. HPV has been associated with cervical cancer and anogenital cancers such as cancer of the vulva, vagina, penis, and anus. Some studies also support a role of genital types of HPV in non-genital cancers including oral cavity and throat cancers. 

Visit the HPV Resource Center for additional tools & information.

Resources

5 Key Steps to Improve HPV Vaccination Rates

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

About HPV

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Cervical Cancer Screening

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): What you should know about cervical cancer screening

Close the Door to Cancer

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Short video about protecting your pre-teens and teens against HPV

Frequently Asked Questions about HPV and HPV Vaccines

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID): HPV Resource Center

Genital HPV Infection Fact Sheet

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Fact sheet with information on HPV vaccine recommendations and the link between HPV and cancer

HPV Radio Public Service Announcement (2012) - 30 Seconds

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID): PSA highlighting HPV as a cause of throat cancer in males; includes a strong recommendation for vaccination to prevent HPV infection

HPV Vaccine Information for Young Women - Fact Sheet

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Information about who should receive HPV vaccines and when

HPV Vaccine Safety

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID): HPV Resource Center

HPV Vaccines: Vaccinating Your Preteen or Teen

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Frequently asked questions guide for parents of teenage boys and girls

Human Papillomavirus–Associated Cancers — United States, 2008–2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines

National Cancer Institute: Fact Sheet

Put "HPV Cancer Prevention" on your Back-to-School Checklist

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Information about HPV for parents/guardians

What are the Benefits of HPV Vaccines?

American Cancer Society (ACS)

What is HPV?

American Cancer Society (ACS)