Approximately 79 million Americans are currently infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) and around 14 million people become newly infected every year, making prevention crucial to curb this rising trend. HPV vaccination is routinely recommended in children aged 11-12 years with catch-up vaccination recommended through age 26. Before the age of 15, it is recommended for patients to receive 2 doses given 6-12 months apart and patients aged ≥15 years should receive 3 doses within 6 months of each other.
How many young adults actually receive their recommended doses of HPV vaccine? The National Center for Health Statistics recently released a first-of-its-kind report to describe trends in self-reported HPV vaccination initiation and completion among young US adults aged 18-26 between 2013 and 2018. Take our 7-question quiz on the results to learn more about the trends.