New HPV Vaccine Recommendations

Adolescents younger than age 15 need only two doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, given at least 6

months apart, instead of three doses, according to new recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

Teenagers and young adults between ages 15 and 26 and people with weakened immune systems who start the HPV vaccine series should still get three doses of the vaccine to prevent cancers associated with HPV infection, the CDC and ACIP said.  Visit National Cancer Institute for more information.

 

HPV Vaccine Uptake Info Graphic

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