Which human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines are available?

Updated: Feb 12, 2019
  • Author: Cecelia H Boardman, MD; Chief Editor: Warner K Huh, MD  more...
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One HPV vaccine is available in the United States. A nine-valent HPV vaccine (Gardasil 9, 9vHPV) is indicated for females aged 9 through 45 years to prevent cervical cancer (and also genital warts and anal cancer); in addition to coverage of HPV types 6, 11, 16, and 18, it covers HPV types 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58. [98] Other HPV vaccines (2vHPV [Cervarix], 4vHPV [Gardasil]) are no longer available in the United States.

The 9vHPV vaccine is approved by the FDA for routine HPV vaccination of females and males aged 9 through 45 years. [115] The vaccination series can be started as young as age 9 years. Catch-up vaccination is recommended for females aged 13-26 years who have not been previously vaccinated or who have not completed the full series. [99] The 9vHPV vaccine may be offered as a 2-dose series for children and young adolescents aged 9-14 years. [100]


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