Age group

Recommended doses

Recommended schedule

Notes

Starting HPV vaccination at 9–14 years of age (except people who are immunocompromised)

2

0, 6–12 months

  • The recommended age for HPV vaccination is 12–13 years, but people can receive vaccines from 9 years of age.
  • If a person has received 2 doses of HPV vaccine with an interval of <5 months between dose 1 and dose 2, they need a 3rd dose at least 12 weeks after the 2nd dose. Ensure that the minimum intervals for 3 doses are met.
  • If the 2nd dose is received <6 months but ≥5 months after the 1st dose, a 3rd dose is not required; clinical trial data support this interval still being sufficiently immunogenic.

Starting HPV vaccination at ≥15 years of age

3

0, 2, 6 months

  • A 3-dose schedule of 0, 1 and 6 months for 2vHPV (2-valent HPV) vaccine is acceptable.

People who are immunocompromised at any age (excluding those with asplenia or hyposplenia)

3

0, 2, 6 months

  • A 3-dose schedule of 0, 1 and 6 months for 2vHPV vaccine is acceptable.
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Last updated: 
5 June 2018
Last reviewed: 
5 June 2018

Definitions

2vHPV
bivalent HPV vaccine