HPV Vaccination Coverage Data
HPV vaccination rates are increasing, as more children are up to date on HPV vaccination. In 2017, roughly half (49 percent) of adolescents were up to date on the HPV vaccine, and 66 percent of adolescents ages 13-17 years received the first dose to start the vaccine series. On average, the percentage of adolescents who started the HPV vaccine series increased by 5 percentage points each year over the past five years (2013-2017).
Still, many adolescents have not received all the recommended doses of the HPV and meningococcal conjugate vaccines. About half (51 percent) of adolescents have not completed the HPV vaccine series, and 56 percent of adolescents have not received both doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine.
Also, fewer adolescents in rural areas, compared with adolescents in urban areas, are getting the HPV and meningococcal conjugate vaccines. The number of adolescents who received the first dose of the HPV vaccine was 11 percentage points lower in rural areas compared to urban areas. The number of adolescents receiving the first dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine was 7 percentage points lower in rural areas compared to urban areas.
CDC encourages clinicians to recommend HPV vaccination the same day and same way they recommend other vaccines for their adolescent patients.
Take Action By:
- Knowing your state HPV vaccination coverage rates to see how you’re doing with HPV vaccination in comparison.
- Sharing information about your state’s HPV vaccination rates with your office staff and colleagues.
- Identifying the ways that you can boost HPV vaccination rates in your practice and sharing what is working well in your practices with other immunization providers in your community.
- Finding strategies to increase adolescent vaccination rates in rural communities.
- Page last reviewed: August 23, 2018
- Page last updated: August 23, 2018
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