Key Messages for Providers

  • Routine HPV vaccination should be initiated at age 11 or 12 years for boys and girls. The vaccination series can be started beginning at age 9 years.
  • HPV vaccination is recommended for young women through age 26, and young men through age 21 for individuals who were not previously vaccinated or who have not completed the full vaccination series. Males aged 22 to 26 may also be vaccinated, including men who have sex with men and immunocompromised men (including those with HIV infection).
  • Vaccination of females is recommended with 2vHPV, 4vHPV (as long as this formulation is available), or 9vHPV. Vaccination of males is recommended with 4vHPV (as long as this formulation is available) or 9vHPV.
  • Cytologic (Pap) screening for cervical cancer is still recommended for vaccinated women at age-appropriate screening intervals.