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HPV news: January 2017

HPV vaccine prevents infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) types that are associated with many cancers, including:

  • Cervical cancer in females
  • Vaginal and vulvar cancers in females
  • Anal cancer in females and males
  • Throat cancer in females and males
  • Penile cancer in males

HPV vaccine is approved by FDA and is recommended by CDC for both males and females. It is routinely given at 11 or 12 years of age, but it may be given beginning at age 9 years through age 26 years. Most adolescents 9 through 14 years of age should get HPV vaccine as a two-dose series with the doses separated by 6-12 months. People who start HPV vaccination at 15 years of age and older should get the vaccine as a three-dose series with the second dose given 1-2 months after the first dose and the third dose given 6 months after the first dose.

At Bass River Pediatrics we follow the American Academy of Pediatrics immunization schedule. Due to the recent outbreak of vaccine preventable diseases, and for the safety of our patients, we are no longer able to care for children who are not fully immunized.

Most private health insurance companies will also pay for this vaccine series in boys, But you should first check with your insurance company.

*American Academy of Pediatrics