Two-Dose Series Update


Starting the vaccine series before the 15th birthday

  • Recommended schedule is 2 doses of HPV Vaccine

  • Second dose should be administered 6-12 months after the first dose (0, 6-12 month schedule)

  • Minimum interval between dose one and two in a 2-dose schedule is 5 months

Starting the vaccine series on or after the 15th birthday

  • Recommended schedule is 3 doses of HPV Vaccine

  • Second dose should be administered 1-2 months after the first dose, and the third dose should be administered 6 months after the first dose (0, 1-2, 6 month schedule)

  • Minimum interval between dose one and three in a 3-dose schedule is 5 months

Benefits of changing schedule:

  • Higher immune response the earlier the vaccination is given

  • Less appointments

  • Streamlines vaccination schedule