Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Information for Clinicians
CDC recommends HPV vaccination for children at ages 11 or 12 years to protect against cancers caused by HPV infections. Vaccination can be started at age 9 and is recommended through age 26 years for those not adequately vaccinated previously. 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
Storage and handling best practices for HPV vaccine.
Dosage and schedule; preparation and administration of HPV vaccine; and administration with other vaccines
HPV vaccines are very safe and work extremely well.
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program
Vaccine package inserts; additional materials for patients and healthcare professionals
You Call the Shots is an interactive, web-based immunization training course. It consists of a series 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.