17 doctors weighed in:
Should children have an HPV vaccination before they enroll in school?
17 doctors weighed in

Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes, if they are of age - meaning anywhere from 9-26 years old, i would highly recommend getting this vaccine.
Its highly efficacious but only works if you get the vaccine prior to getting infected. Get the shot well before you "need" it for the best protection!

In brief: Yes
Yes, if they are of age - meaning anywhere from 9-26 years old, i would highly recommend getting this vaccine.
Its highly efficacious but only works if you get the vaccine prior to getting infected. Get the shot well before you "need" it for the best protection!
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Syed Masood
It is recommended for both boys and girls.
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Age dependent
Children should have the hpv vaccine before they are at risk for needing it, any time after 9 years of age.
Unfortunately, many parents do not know when their children are considering sex. Even more unfortunately, many children are sexually abused, which puts them at risk. Protecting your children against this virus that causes cancer is important!

In brief: Age dependent
Children should have the hpv vaccine before they are at risk for needing it, any time after 9 years of age.
Unfortunately, many parents do not know when their children are considering sex. Even more unfortunately, many children are sexually abused, which puts them at risk. Protecting your children against this virus that causes cancer is important!
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No it is given 9year
No it is supposed to e given from 9 years to 26 in women and 9 years to 15 in boys

In brief: No it is given 9year
No it is supposed to e given from 9 years to 26 in women and 9 years to 15 in boys
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Which grade U mean
Although this would likely work well if given to 5 & 6 it was never designed to be given at school entry.
The data gathered to get the vaccine through the FDA approval process took years & included patients 9-26 which became the approved ages.Adding the earlier years to the FDA data would have added extra cost & delays to approval. Starting it before any sexual contact make sense.

In brief: Which grade U mean
Although this would likely work well if given to 5 & 6 it was never designed to be given at school entry.
The data gathered to get the vaccine through the FDA approval process took years & included patients 9-26 which became the approved ages.Adding the earlier years to the FDA data would have added extra cost & delays to approval. Starting it before any sexual contact make sense.
Dr. James Ferguson
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