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. 

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.

On February 27, 2015, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) updated the HPV vaccine recommendation to include use of the 9-valent HPV stain vaccine. The new vaccine targets five additional strains of HPV, which adds protection against 14% of additional HPV cancers in women and 5% of additional HPV cancers in men. Due to the recent recommendations change, note that the resources below may not reflect the most current recommendations.

Resources

5 Key Steps to Improve HPV Vaccination Rates

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

A Parent's Guide to Preteen and Teen HPV Vaccination

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC): Guide includes frequently asked questions about HPV and vaccination, including details about why vaccination is recommended at 11 or 12 years of age

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

Diseases and the Vaccines that Prevent Them

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

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)

Health Issues: Human Papillomavirus

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Gardasil®-9 Vaccine Information Statement

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

HPV is a Serious Disease... Make Sure Your Child is Protected!

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC): Fact sheet answering top questions about HPV, including what it is, how people get it, and how to prevent it

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: A Guide for Young Adults

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)

HPV Vaccine for Preteens and Teens

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

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 Vaccine: Questions for your child's doctor

Healthfinder.gov

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

FamilyDoctor.org

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines

National Cancer Institute: Fact Sheet

HPV Vaccine as Cancer Prevention

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

Is there a Vaccine for HPV?

FamilyDoctor.org

Protect Yourself from HPV… Get Vaccinated!

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC): Fact sheet answering top questions about HPV, including what it is, how people get it, and how to prevent it

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

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

Talking to Your Parents about HPV Vaccine

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Important facts on HPV disease and the vaccine, plus tips for making HPV-related conversations with parents/guardians less awkward

Talking to Your Pre-Teen about HPV Vaccine

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Resource to help parents talk to their children about HPV vaccines

UDontGetIt

Pennsylvania adolescent immunization campaign promoting teen vaccines

What are the Benefits of HPV Vaccines?

American Cancer Society (ACS)

What is HPV?

American Cancer Society (ACS)

Why Your Doctor Says You Should get All 3 HPV Vaccine Shots

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Infographic emphasizing the importance of getting all 3 doses of HPV vaccine