Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Information for Clinicians
CDC recommends HPV vaccination for children at ages 11 or 12 years to protect against HPV infections that can cause some cancers later in life. Vaccination can be started at age 9 and is recommended through age 26 years for those who did not get adequately vaccinated when they were younger. Research shows that healthcare professionals are parents’ most trusted source of information about the HPV vaccine. CDC encourages healthcare professionals to recommend HPV vaccination in the same way and on the same day that they recommend other vaccines for adolescents.
ACIP recommendations, general precautions and contraindications, pregnancy precautions, safety of HPV vaccine
HPV vaccine composition, immunogenicity, and efficacy
Best practices for HPV vaccine
Dosage and schedule, preparation and administration, and co-administration with other vaccines
Summary of safety, effectiveness, and duration of protection data
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program
Vaccine package inserts and additional materials for patients and healthcare professionals
You Call the Shots is an interactive, web-based immunization training course. It consists of modules that discuss vaccine-preventable diseases and explain the latest recommendations for vaccine use. Each module provides learning opportunities, self-test practice questions, reference and resource materials, and an extensive glossary.