Can a 13 year old get HPV vaccine?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and many other expert groups recommend that boys and girls age 11 or 12 get the HPV vaccine. It can be given starting at age 9. It’s also recommended for those 13 to 26 years old who didn’t get the vaccine when they were younger.
Is 13 too late for HPV vaccine?
All males and females ages 9–26 should get the HPV vaccine. It is most effective when given at ages 11–12. Unvaccinated men and women ages 27–45 should talk to their doctor about the benefits of the vaccine.
Can you get the HPV vaccine at 14?
The HPV vaccine is recommended for people 9 to 26 years old: For ages 9–14, the vaccine is given in 2 shots over a 6- to 12-month period. For ages 15–26, it’s given in 3 shots over a 6-month period.
Should my 12 year old get the HPV vaccine?
When should my child get the HPV vaccine? The vaccine is given as a series of shots. HPV vaccination works best when given between ages 9 and 12. Children and young adults age 13 through 26 who have not been vaccinated, or who haven’t gotten all their doses, should get the vaccine as soon as possible.
What are the worst side effects of the HPV vaccine?
Severe side effects, or adverse events, are uncommonly reported and have included:
- Blood clots.
- Guillain-Barre syndrome.
- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.
- Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
What happens if you don’t get the 2nd HPV shot?
If you’re a few days late getting your second or third dose of GARDASIL®9, don’t panic. If you miss a dose, your healthcare professional will decide when to give the missed dose. Alternatively, boys and girls 9 through 14 years of age may receive 2 doses of the vaccine.
How old is too late for HPV vaccine?
Vaccination is not recommended for everyone older than age 26 years. However, some adults ages 27 through 45 years may decide to get the HPV vaccine based on discussion with their clinician, if they did not get adequately vaccinated when they were younger.
Do I need HPV vaccine if married?
“If you are married, monogamous, and 35 — there’s probably no reason to run out and get the HPV vaccine. But if you’re dating and having new partners, and are at risk for acquiring new infections, it would be worth having a discussion with your provider,” Eckert said.
Who should not get HPV vaccine?
HPV vaccination is not recommended for everyone older than age 26 years.