- By Joel Streed
Doctors urge use of HPV vaccine: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
To protect against cervical cancer and other cancers caused by HPV infection, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is now recommending that 11- and 12-year-olds receive two doses of HPV vaccine at least six months apart. This is a change from the previously recommended three-dose series.
The CDC says adolescents ages 13–14 also can receive the HPV vaccine on the new two-dose schedule. However, those who start the series later will continue to need three doses.
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Gregory Poland explains why the HPV vaccine is most effective in preteens who haven’t had their first sexual experience.
To listen, click the link below.