How Effective Is 2 HPV Shots?

Is Gardasil effective after 2 shots?

Those vaccinated at older ages should receive three doses, with the second dose given one to two months after the first dose and the third dose administered six months after the first shot.

But the new study suggests that a single dose may be equally effective..

Can HPV clear after 5 years?

HPV infections usually clear up without any intervention within a few months after acquisition, and about 90% clear within 2 years. A small proportion of infections with certain types of HPV can persist and progress to cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is by far the most common HPV-related disease.

Are 2 HPV shots enough?

FRIDAY, Dec. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a finding that might make the HPV vaccine more palatable to many, new research suggests a single dose may provide just as much protection from cervical cancer as the recommended two to three doses do.

Do you need all 3 HPV shots?

For people ages 15-45, the HPV vaccine is 3 separate shots. The second shot is given 2 months after the first, and the third shot is given 4 months after the second shot. So, in all, it takes about 6 months to get all 3 shots. For people ages 9-14, you only need to get 2 shots.

How many HPV shots are you supposed to get?

2 doses of the HPV shot are needed, 6-12 months apart. If the shots are given less than 5 months apart, a 3rd dose is needed.

Can I get HPV vaccine at 30?

In October 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration announced it had expanded the approved age for the HPV vaccine up to age 45 for women and men. In June 2019, a key advisory committee for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended the vaccine for all men and women up to age 26.


HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). HPV is a different virus than HIV and HSV (herpes). 79 million Americans, most in their late teens and early 20s, are infected with HPV.

How long do you have to wait between HPV shots?

In a 2-dose schedule of HPV vaccine, the recommended interval is 6–12 months, and the minimum interval is 5 months between the first and second dose. If the second dose is given earlier than 5 months, a third dose should be given.

Do I need HPV vaccine if married?

“If you are married, monogamous, and 35 — there’s probably no reason to run out and get the HPV vaccine. But if you’re dating and having new partners, and are at risk for acquiring new infections, it would be worth having a discussion with your provider,” Eckert said.