HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccine Information
HPV (Gardasil®) vaccine is recommended for males and females ages 9-26 to protect against the types of HPV that most commonly cause health problems including most genital cervical cancers and most genital warts. Patients requesting Gardasil® who are 27 years of age or older will be scheduled to see a healthcare provider before the vaccine can be administered.
The best way a person can be sure to get the most benefit from HPV vaccination is to complete all three doses before beginning sexual activity.
Vaccination consists of a total of three doses:
- Dose 1
- Dose 2 given 1-2 months after Dose 1
- Dose 3 given 6 months after Dose 1
If you have experienced a delay in getting your second or third dose of the vaccine, please call Lafene (785-532-6544) and ask for the Immunization Clinic for further guidance to complete the series. You do not need to start the series over again.