How you approach immunizing Alisha – including administering the HPV vaccine – may have long-term consequences. Check out our related courses to learn more about HPV vaccination and how you can promote timely administration of immunizations as part of Texas Health Steps checkups.
The HPV vaccine is most effective when administered before a young woman is exposed to HPV through sexual activity. For that reason, administering the two-dose vaccine at ages 11 and 12 years provides the greatest level of protection. Your consistent recommendation of the HPV vaccine for adolescent patients is an important way to protect their long-term health.
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