Human Papillomavirus Vaccine
For more information, see the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Gardasil® vaccine information statement and HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Cervarix® vaccine information statement.
The HPV vaccine contains only certain parts of the virus. The vaccine does not contain any live virus and thus cannot cause HPV infection.
The HPV vaccine is given as an injection into a muscle in three doses: initially (preferably at age 11 to 12 years), then at 2 and 6 months after the first dose.
The vaccine is recommended for
It can be given to all men aged 22 to 26 years if they have not been previously vaccinated, although it is more effective when given at a younger age.