Understanding HPV Coverage
The latest HPV vaccination coverage estimates in the 2017 National Immunization Survey-Teen show that HPV vaccination rates are increasing as more adolescents 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.
Still, 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.
CDC encourages clinicians to recommend HPV vaccination the same day and same way they recommend other vaccines for their adolescent patients.
- Page last reviewed: August 23, 2018
- Page last updated: August 23, 2018
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