Status: Improving


Most Recent Data:
54.5 percent (2020)

80.0 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

48.0 percent of adolescents aged 13 through 15 years received recommended doses of the HPV vaccine by 2018

Increase the proportion of adolescents who receive recommended doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine

Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, or laws


HPV (human papillomavirus) can lead to cancer in both men and women. Almost all HPV-related cancers can be prevented by the HPV vaccine, but many adolescents aren’t getting the vaccine. Strategies to make sure more adolescents get vaccinated include using vaccination information systems, sending patient reminders, and starting vaccination programs in schools.