What you say and how you say it matters. These resources are designed to help you communicate the importance of HPV vaccination in preventing cancer. See below for general HPV information resources. The Adolescent Patients and Parent/Guardian links include customized resources.
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. Those who initiate the vaccination series after age 15 years as well as those who are immunocompromised should receive three doses.
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.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Answers to common questions and concerns from parents about HPV vaccine (see page 2)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Short video about protecting your pre-teens and teens against HPV
American Cancer Society (ACS): HPV vaccine coverage through the Vaccine for Children (VFC) program and other questions about HPV vaccine
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Fact sheet about HPV-related diseases in men, including signs and symptoms, and HPV vaccination recommendations for males
Call to Action by NFID and other leading public health organizations urging healthcare professionals to be stronger advocates for HPV vaccination to prevent related cancers
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
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Visual infographic featuring top facts about HPV and HPV vaccination
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): HPV-specific resources for healthcare professionals and handouts for patients and their parents/guardians; part of You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention campaign
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Information about HPV for parents/guardians
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Printable fact sheets in English and Spanish
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP): What you say, and how you say it, matters – why healthcare professionals should recommend HPV vaccine
Infographic highlighting steps to make HPV vaccination routine
Best practices and educational tools for increasing HPV immunization rates in preteens, teens, and young adults