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  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Vaccine Recommendations

Are catch-up recommendations for the use of HPV vaccine different for males and females?

No. In June 2019, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to recommend routine catch-up HPV vaccination of all previously unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated males age 22 through 26, the same as the recommendation for females. HPV vaccination recommendations differ by age group. There is a routine recommendation for vaccination of all people 9 through 26 years of age and a shared clinical decision-making recommendation based on risk and preference for people 27 through 45 years of age.

The most current ACIP recommendations for HPV vaccine are available at

Last reviewed: October 13, 2023

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