Important Vaccine Update

The physicians at Anderson Hills Pediatrics strongly recommend the HPV (Gardasil 9) vaccine for both our male and female patients as early as age 9 and routinely by age 11-12 years. The CDC and ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) have modified the previous 3 dose regimen to endorse a 2 dose regimen for patients who have received their first dose prior to their 15th birthday. The two dose schedule with proper spacing between vaccines and within the appropriate age group has shown to be as effective as the three dose schedule.

More information about this change can be found on the CDC website

Age 

Regimen

 

Schedule

 

9 years – 14 years 

2 doses

Doses need to be 6-12 months apart

 

3 doses

Given at 0, 2, and 6 months apart (this needs to be followed only if 5 months or less between the first and second doses)

15 years-26 years 

3 doses

Given at 0, 2, and 6 months apart