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Immunization Schedule, Adults (cont.)

Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib)

Selected conditions exist in which Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccine may be used for adults. Hib vaccines are licensed for children 6 weeks to 71 months of age. No efficacy data is available on which to base a recommendation concerning the use of Hib vaccine for older children and adults with the chronic conditions associated with an increased risk for Hib disease. However, studies suggest that Hib vaccine may be beneficial in patients who have sickle cell disease, leukemia, or HIV infection, or have had splenectomies.

  • When given: The first dose of Hib is given at 2 months of age, the second dose at 4 months, the third dose at 6 months (if needed, depending on brand of vaccine), and a final/booster dose given at 12-15 months of age.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine

HPV infection is considered to be the most common sexually transmitted infection (sexually transmitted disease, STD) in the U.S.

Although HPV infection may not cause symptoms, it is known that certain types of HPVs cause precancerous changes in the uterine cervix as well as cervical cancer. HPVs also cause genital warts.

  • The human papillomavirus vaccine is recommended in a three-dose schedule with the second and third doses administered two and six months after the first dose. It is recommended for all women up to 26 years of age, and all men up to 21 years of age, who have not completed the vaccine series.
  • When given: The first dose of HPV vaccine is usually given from ages 11 to 12 years, but vaccination can start as early as age 9. Both girls and boys should receive three doses of the HPV vaccine.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/20/2016

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