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Protect Your Patients from HPV Cancers

HPV is so common that almost everyone will be infected with HPV at some point in their lives. Although most HPV infections are asymptomatic, some persistent infections can lead to cancer in both men and women. Hear stories of people who have been affected by HPV and clinicians who take care of them here.


Clinician Factsheets and Guidance

Discover CDC’s resources for clinicians that discuss the burden of HPV disease, HPV vaccine as a primary cancer prevention tool, effective communication with parents, state vaccination rates, and the most recent HPV vaccine recommendations.

Schedules and Recommendations

Get vaccination schedules to order or print, recommendations to consult, and other helpful tools to download.

Answering the Questions Parents May Have

Finding ways to answer parents HPV vaccination questions with straightforward messages based on CDC research with parents.

HPV Coverage Data

Find information on NIS-Teen data for the past several years. These data are used to monitor vaccination coverage among teens at the national, state, and selected local levels, as well as some teens in U.S.

Materials and Resources

Clinicians and office staff can use these CDC materials to help answer the questions parents may have. These materials include fact sheets about HPV vaccination and HPV vaccine safety, an easy-to-read adolescent immunization schedule, vaccine information statements (VISs), and more.

Speaking to Colleagues

Learn 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.

HPV Vaccine Champions Award

Learn about the HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention Champion award that recognizes clinicians, clinics, practices, groups, and health systems that are going above and beyond to foster HPV vaccination among adolescents in their communities.

How I Recommend Videos

The #HowIRecommend video series highlights clinicians, who explain how they are achieving high HPV vaccination rates and effectively addressing HPV vaccination questions in their practices.