HPV Vaccination in US
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National Coverage; August 25, 2017
The vaccines work best if they are given before an infection occurs. This is why it is recommended for girls and boys ages 11 to 12 – because the vaccines produce the strongest immune response at this age.
In the US
Parents are choosing to get the HPV vaccine for their children aged 13–17 years.
Cases of cancer could be prevented with HPV vaccination each year.
HPV Vaccination Works
Infections with HPV types that cause most HPV cancers have dropped
among teen girls.
HPV vaccination has great potential to reduce the number of women who develop cervical cancer.
Note that while the virus can spread through skin-to-skin contact, you cannot directly pass on HPV-linked cancers.