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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:

Preteens and teens are at risk for diseases and need the protection of vaccines to keep them healthy. The vaccines for preteens and teens are important because as kids get older, protection from some childhood vaccines begins to wear off and some vaccines work better when given during adolescence. There are many opportunities for vaccination, so take advantage of health check-ups, sports, or camp physicals to ensure teens receive the recommended vaccines.

HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention

This 30-second video from a cervical cancer survivor is a heartfelt reminder of why HPV vaccination for our children is important.

Recommended Vaccine Schedule

Recommended Vaccine ScheduleHelp protect your teen's health by getting them vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule.

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