Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

This disease is not reportable.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of common viruses that can affect both males and females. HPV can be spread by skin-to-skin contact during any type of sexual activity with an infected person, even when no symptoms are present. HPV can cause anal and mouth/throat cancers. It can also cause cancer of the cervix, vulva, and vagina in women; and cancer of the penis in men. Different types of HPV can cause genital warts. The vaccine is routinely recommended at ages 11-12 years to help prevent HPV-associated infections.

Education Materials
Technical Materials

The Vaccine Preventable Disease Program's human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination tool provides important reminders on how to improve HPV vaccination, tips for talking to parents about the vaccine, as well as a vaccination dose assessment table. The webinar listed below provides step-by-step guidance on how to complete the tool.

HPV Vaccination Tool and Instructions for Healthcare Providers

HPV Vaccination Tool Webinar


HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention Champion Award

The HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention Champion is an annual award given jointly by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Cancer Society (ACS), and Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI). This award recognizes clinicians, clinics, practices, groups, and health systems that are going above and beyond to foster HPV vaccination among adolescents in their communities.

Last Reviewed: 9/28/2023