• HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Scheduling & Administration

I have read that HPV vaccine should not be administered during pregnancy. Do we need to perform a pregnancy test prior to administering this vaccine to our patients? Currently, we ask about pregnancy prior to providing the vaccine.

HPV vaccine is not recommended for use during pregnancy. HPV vaccines have not been associated causally with adverse outcomes of pregnancy or adverse events in the developing fetus. However, if a person is found to be pregnant after initiating the vaccination series, the remainder of the series should be delayed until completion of pregnancy. Pregnancy testing is not needed before vaccination.

If a vaccine dose has been administered during pregnancy, no intervention is needed.

Last reviewed: March 2, 2024

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