CDC now recommends 11 to 12 year olds get two doses of HPV vaccine—rather than the previously recommended three doses—to protect against cancers caused by HPV. The second dose should be given 6-12 months after the first dose. For more information on the updated recommendations, read the MMWR: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6549a5.htm.
Know the FactsGet information on the burden of HPV cancers, the importance of HPV vaccination, and how to help parents overcome hesitancy about HPV vaccine.
Commit to the CauseFind ways to help improve HPV vaccination rates by promoting vaccination in your offices. Get CDC resources to help raise awareness among parents about the importance of HPV vaccine for preventing cancer.
Lead the ConversationLearn how to successfully communicate about HPV vaccine with the parents of your preteen patients, as well as how to become an HPV vaccination champion with your colleagues and in your community.
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