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Good news for patients ages 11 to 14 -- they will only need two doses of the HPV shot, not three. This is the new recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration as of October 2016.
Clinical trials showed that two doses of HPV vaccine in children ages 9 to 14 produced an immune response similar or higher than the response in young adults (ages 15 to 26) who needed three doses.
Generally, preteens receive their first dose of HPV vaccine at the same time as the whooping cough and meningitis vaccines at their 11-year-old well check. Two doses of HPV given at least 6 months apart at ages 11 and 12 years will provide safe, effective, and long-lasting protection against HPV cancers.