Vaccination of adults aged ≥19 years against HPV is not routinely recommended. 

However, some adults may benefit from HPV vaccination. When deciding whether to vaccinate adults, consider:

  • their likelihood of previous exposure to HPV
  • their future risks of HPV exposure

Many adults are likely to have been exposed to 1 or more vaccine HPV types through sexual activity. See Epidemiology.

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Last updated: 
4 June 2018
Last reviewed: 
4 June 2018