Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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. 


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


Science-based answers to frequently asked questions about HPV and HPV vaccines

HPV: Fast Facts

American Sexual Health Association (ASHA): Statistics about HPV prevalence, transmission, and its effects including cancer and genital warts

HPV Vaccine – Questions & Answers

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Answers questions about why HPV vaccine is needed, the differences between available vaccines, who should get the vaccine and when, considerations for pregnant women, and paying for the vaccine

HPV Vaccine is Safe

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Fact sheet on the safety of HPV vaccines

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV): Questions and Answers

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC): Detailed FAQs about HPV, HPV vaccination, vaccine dosing, who should receive the vaccine and when, safety, and insurance coverage

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