National Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Recommendations
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for:
- All preteens (including boys and girls) at ages 11 or 12 (alternately can start at age 9)
- Everyone through age 26, if not vaccinated already
Vaccination is not recommended for most people older than age 26. However, some adults ages 27 through 45 who are not already vaccinated may decide to get the HPV vaccine after speaking with their healthcare provider about their risk for new HPV infections and the possible benefits of vaccination.
From Decisions in Dentistry. April 2023;9(4):9.