HPV Vaccination Rates Nearly Double in Young Adults: CDC

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates among young adults in the United States continue to trend upward, nearly doubling, according new data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The percentage of adults aged 18 to 26 years who reported ever having received one or more doses of HPV vaccine increased from 22.1% in 2013 to 39.9% in 2018.

This increase continues the previously documented rise in the percentage of young adults receiving HPV vaccination, Peter Boersma, MPH, and Lindsey Black, MPH, with the NCHS Division of Health Interview Statistics, note in their data brief published online online January 7.

The new data are based on the 2013–2018 National Health Interview Survey, a nationally representative household survey of the civilian noninstitutionalized US population.

By gender, the percentage of women who ever received one or more doses of HPV vaccine rose from 36.8% in 2013 to 53.6% in 2018, and the percentage of men more than tripled, from 7.7% to 27.0%.

For all survey years, women were more likely than men to have ever received one or more doses of HPV vaccine.

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