FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
HPV Vaccine Recommendations
The HPV vaccine is recommended for routine vaccination at age 11 or 12 years. (Vaccination can be started at age 9.)
ACIP also recommends vaccination for everyone through age 26 years if not adequately vaccinated previously. HPV vaccination is given as a series of either two or three doses, depending on age at initial vaccination.
Vaccination is not recommended for everyone older than age 26 years. However, some adults ages 27 through 45 years may decide to get the HPV vaccine based on discussion with their clinician, if they did not get adequately vaccinated when they were younger. HPV vaccination of people in this age range provides less benefit, for several reasons, including that more people in this age range have already been exposed to HPV.
For adults ages 27 through 45 years, clinicians can consider discussing HPV vaccination with people who are most likely to benefit. HPV vaccination does not need to be discussed with most adults over age 26 years. See ACIP’s shared clinical decision-making FAQs.
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HPV Vaccination Rates by county
Healthy People 2020 goal is 80% vaccination rate for boys and girls age 11-13 years old.
Patient Assistance for Gardasil
Training and Continuing Education
"You Call The Shots" CDC Free Training Module You Call the Shots is a series of interactive, web-based, immunization training courses that present practice-oriented immunization content in a step-by-step, self-study format. These courses are ideal for medical or nursing students, new vaccination providers, or seasoned health care providers seeking a review. This activity qualifies for 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits; 1.1 contact hours of CNE; 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours for CECH; 0.1 CEUs in pharmacy education; and 1.25 CPH Click here for the link
HPV Provider Resources
The American Cancer Society has developed this fact sheet so you can get the facts you need to respond to common questions and concerns about HPV vaccination.
The CDC has created this printable handout to train staff on how to address parents’ questions about the HPV Vaccine.
HPV IQ The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health - This site is designed to help create tools that immunization managers and quality improvement coordinators can use to increase vaccination among adolescents in primary care. Funding is provided through grants from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, Public Health System and Services Research Center at the University of Kentucky and unrestricted education support from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.
The CDC has a new video series that highlights real clinicians responding to a variety of questions about the HPV vaccine they hear in their practice. #HowIRecommend
Improving Acceptance of the HPV Vaccine through Physician Recommendation
Talking with Parents who Decline or Refuse HPV Vaccination.
Addressing Safety Issues of the HPV Vaccine with Parents
Talking to parents who think their kids are too young for the HPV Vaccine
Articles about HPV
Reprinted from December 2017 Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society
The Case for HPV Vaccination in Arkansas
Article written by Dr. Jennifer Dillaha, Medical Director, Immunizations and Dr. Dirk Haselow, State Epidemiologist and Outbreak Response Medical Director
Arkansas Department of Health
Arkansas Dentistry, Summer 2017
Oropharyngeal Cancer - Prevention through the HPV Vaccine Article written by Dr. Lindy Bollen, Dental Director, Office of Oral Health and Dr. Jennifer Dillaha, Medical Director, Immunizations, Arkansas Department of Health