Human Papillomavirus Immunization

Routine immunization

  • Minimum age: 9 years
  • HPV4 [Gardasil] and HPV2 [Cervarix] are licensed and available.
  • Either HPV4 (0, 2, 6 months) or HPV2 (0, 1, 6 months) is recommended in a 3-dose series for females aged 11 or 12 years.
  • HPV4 can also be given in a 3-dose series for males aged 11 or 12 years, but not yet licensed for use in males in India.
  • The vaccine series can be started beginning at age 9 yrs.
  • Administer the second dose 1 to 2 months after the first dose and the third dose 6 months after the first dose (at least 24 weeks after the first dose).

Catch up vaccination

  • Administer the vaccine series to females (either HPV2 or HPV4) at age 13 through 45 years if not previously vaccinated.
  • Use recommended routine dosing intervals (see above) for vaccine series catch-up.

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