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. 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.
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.
View resources for healthcare professionals on other adolescent vaccinations
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID): Infographic highlighting steps to make HPV vaccination routine
Call to Action by leading public health organizations urging healthcare professionals to be stronger advocates for HPV vaccination to prevent related cancers
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID): General information about HPV and the HPV vaccine
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Information about HPV and vaccination
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL): Overview of HPV vaccine policies
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Epidemiology and prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases, chapter on HPV
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Comprehensive HPV vaccine resources for healthcare professionals including tools for use in practices and handouts for patients and parents/guardians
NFID public service announcement (:30 animated video) developed to create awareness about the importance of adolescent vaccination
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID): Radio PSA highlighting HPV as a cause of throat cancer in males, with a strong recommendation for vaccination to prevent HPV infection
HPV can cause cancers that affect both men and women. Watch this CDC video to learn about preventing HPV-related cancers by vaccinating your children (boys and girls) at ages 11-12.