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HPV Vaccination in US

Preventing cancer is better than treating it.

49% or less


70% or greater

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.

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