The HPV vaccine is recommended for 11 to 12 year-olds, and can be given to people as young as nine. The vaccine is also recommended for 13 – 26 year olds who have not yet received or completed the vaccine series.

These recommendations have been proposed by the ACIP, a national group of experts that advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on vaccine issues, and are now being considered by CDC.