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For Partners and Programs

CDC now recommends 11 to 12 year olds get two doses of HPV vaccine—rather than the previously recommended three doses—to protect against cancers caused by HPV. The second dose should be given 6-12 months after the first dose. For more information on the updated recommendations, read the MMWR:

Help Improve Adolescent Immunization Coverage across the Country

CDC encourages partner organizations and state programs to promote adolescent vaccinations within their communities by increasing awareness about the importance and benefits of adolescent vaccination. For information about how to collaborate on adolescent immunization communication campaigns or supporting state program, drop us a note at:


  • School Nurse Back-to-School Vaccines Letter [2 pages]
    This template, originally drafted by the National Association of School Nurses, can be customized with school and state information to help normalize HPV vaccine and bundle with other vaccines that are recommended for preteens. The text highlights that, although HPV vaccine isn’t usually required for school entry, it is recommended by CDC along with meningococcal, Tdap and flu vaccines. Once customized, this letter can be distributed in a number of ways within schools and at school-related activities to establish that HPV vaccine should be included during back-to-school medical visits.

Partners and Programs in the Spotlight

Learn about successful outreach initiated by these partners and programs:



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