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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.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends 11- to 12-year-olds get two doses of HPV vaccine to protect against cancers caused by HPV. The second dose should be given 6-12 months after the first dose.

Both males and females up to age 26 years who were not adequately vaccinated should receive catch-up HPV vaccination. 

Adults age 27-45 years should talk to a healthcare professional about whether HPV vaccination is right for them. Shared clinical decision-making is recommended because some individuals who are not adequately vaccinated might benefit from vaccination. 

View additional information on the CDC recommendations.

Five Key Steps To Improve HPV Vaccination Rates in Your Practice
View Archived Webinar (12/9/14)

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
View Archived Webinar (11/4/14)

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.

Submit additional HPV resources

View resources for healthcare professionals on other adolescent vaccinations