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.
9 years – 14 years
Doses need to be 6-12 months apart
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
Given at 0, 2, and 6 months apart