Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Information Healthcare Providers

Update to HPV Forecast

On January 20, 2023, the Washington State Immunization Information System (IIS) updated the human papillomavirus (HPV) forecast to start at age nine. Read more about this change and find important resources. 

HPV Continuing Education

Check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for a current list of free continuing education courses, for credit, which provide guidance on how to have an effective conversation with parents about HPV vaccination.

HPV Vaccine Safety

HPV Vaccine Recommendations

HPV Vaccine Coverage Data

HPV and Cancer

HPV Toolkits for Your Practice

HPV-HIV Provider Toolkit

Details: People who are HIV-positive or immunocompromised are at greater risk for HPV infection. Providers can help protect this population by routinely recommending and administering HPV immunization. The materials in this toolkit will help providers start the conversation and strongly recommend HPV vaccine to their HIV-positive and immunocompromised patients.

Target Audience:

  • Healthcare providers and health educators
  • Individuals who have HIV infection or are immunocompromised
  • Other agencies and organizations

Toolkit Contents:

  1. HPV-HIV Provider Letter (PDF)
  2. Start the Conversation about HPV (PDF)
  3. HPV-HIV Key Points (PDF)
  4. Routine HPV Vaccine (PDF)
  5. IAC Vaccines for Adults with HIV Infection-English (PDF)
  6. IAC Vaccines for Adults with HIV Infection-Spanish (PDF)
  7. IAC HPV Vaccine: A Guide for Young Adults-English (PDF)
  8. IAC HPV Vaccine: A Guide for Young Adults-Spanish (PDF)
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2021 HPV Dental Toolkit

Details: The Massachusetts Oral HPV Task Force developed the first HPV dental toolkit in 2016 to improve HPV knowledge for dentists. Since then, it's used in dental outreach across Massachusetts and has been successfully adapted in seven states.

A newly launched version of the toolkit is now available, and its design reflects feedback from users and provides the most up-to-date recommendations. It also includes internal training materials on how to recommend the HPV vaccine, as well as in-office communication materials. Click here to access the free, downloadable toolkit. Stay tuned for additional languages and printed copies!

HPV infection can lead to oral cancers. Oropharyngeal cancer in men is rising sharply in recent years. Oral healthcare providers are in a great position to explain the risks of HPV and oral cancer and empower their patients ages 9 to 26 to get the HPV vaccine.

Brochure about oral HPV infection
Brochure about oral HPV infection

Other HPV Dental Resources:

Additional HPV Materials for Your Practice and Your Patients

Social Media Samples for HPV 

HPV Main Page Information

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