Give Zostavax at Age 60 Instead of Age 50

We're getting questions about when and how to give human papillomavirus (HPV), pneumococcal, and zoster vaccines.

Who should get Gardasil 9 instead of Gardasil? CDC doesn't state a preference, but lean toward Gardasil 9 due to its added benefit...especially for females. The 5 extra strains in Gardasil 9 protect against 15% of HPV cervical cancers...and 4% of HPV cancers in males.

If a patient has had Gardasil, should they get Gardasil 9? Give Gardasil 9 to COMPLETE a 3-dose series started with Gardasil OR Cervarix. But don't give Gardasil 9 if the 3-dose series has been completed.

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