Who should get the HPV Vaccine?

Preteens and teens need 2 doses of the HPV vaccine as part of their routine vaccine schedule. They get the second dose about 6 to 12 months after the first dose. Preteens usually get the HPV vaccine at age 11 or 12, though vaccination can start as early as age 9.

If you didn’t get the HPV vaccine as a preteen, you can still get it. Teens and young adults need 3 doses of the HPV vaccine. They need to get the second dose 1 to 2 months after the first dose - and the third dose 6 months after the first dose.

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1. Can the Human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cancer?
2. Can the HPV vaccine protect you from HPV types that cause cancer and genital warts?
3. Who should get the HPV Vaccine?
4. How can I protect my children from HPV?
5. How can I protect myself from HPV and cancer?
6. How can I get the HPV vaccine today?