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Clinician Factsheets and Guidance

What can you do to ensure your patients get fully vaccinated?

Use every opportunity to effectively recommend and administer all of the adolescent vaccines to parents of your preteen and teen patients. Parents trust your opinion more than anyone else’s when it comes to immunizations. Use the resources to help you make effective recommendation and answer questions to help parents overcome HPV vaccine hesitancy.

Take Action By:

  1. Avoiding missed opportunities to administer HPV vaccine—effectively recommend the HPV vaccine the same way and on the same day that you recommend other adolescent vaccines.
  2. Educating parents about the diseases that can be prevented by adolescent vaccines and talking about HPV vaccination in terms of cancer prevention.
  3. Learning how to communicate successfully about HPV vaccination and how to answer a variety of questions from parents about HPV vaccine.


Screening Won’t Protect Your Patients from Most HPV Cancers
Use this infographic to educate office staff on the burden of cancers and precancers caused by HPV and why HPV vaccination is important for preventing HPV disease.


2 Dose Decision Tree [2 pages]
The decision tree is an easy to follow chart that can help you determine whether your patient needs two or three doses of HPV vaccine.


MMWR: Use of a 2-Dose Schedule for Human Papillomavirus Vaccination
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.


Clinician FAQ: CDC Recommendations for HPV Vaccine 2-Dose Schedules [2 pages]
CDC now recommends that 11 or 12 year olds receive 2 doses of HPV vaccine instead of 3. This resource helps explain the reasons for changing the HPV vaccine recommendation, and provides tips for talking with the parents of your patients about the change.


HPV Vaccine Information for Clinicians [4 pages]
This resource provides information about the background of HPV vaccine, recommendations, safety, effectiveness, and duration of protection. It also provides information on dosing schedules around the 2-dose recommendation.


Supplemental information and guidance for vaccination providers regarding use of 9-valent HPV [4 pages]
This resource provides background on 9-valent HPV vaccine as well as how to move forward with using it in your practices.


The Journal of Infectious Diseases: “Prevalence of Human Papillomavirus Among Females After Vaccine Introduction—National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 2003–2014.”
In a recent article in The Journal of Infectious Diseases the authors used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to compare HPV prevalence before and after the introduction of HPV vaccination.


Top 10 Ways to improve HPV vaccination rates in your practice [1 page]
This resource offers a top ten list of ways that you can use to help attain and maintain high HPV vaccination rates.


Tips and Timesavers for talking with parents about HPV vaccine [4 pages]
Use this resource to find effective ways to answer the questions that parents have about HPV vaccination