People with significant immunocompromising conditions are recommended to receive 3 doses of HPV vaccine
A 3-dose schedule of 9vHPV vaccine is recommended for people with significant immunocompromising conditions, regardless of their age when they started vaccination.
This is because their immune response is likely to be lower than healthy people. They are also more likely to develop a persistent HPV infection and HPV-related disease.6,7
Significant immunocompromising conditions include:
- primary or secondary immunodeficiencies (complete or partial deficiencies of B-lymphocyte antibody or T-lymphocytes)
- HIV infection
- organ transplantation
- significant immunosuppressive therapy
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