More Information: For Committee Opinion #641—Human Papillomavirus Vaccination

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has identified the following resources that may be helpful for ob-gyns, other health care providers and patients on topics related to Committee Opinion #641 “Human Papillomavirus Vaccination.” These materials are for information purposes only and are not meant to be comprehensive. Referral to these resources does not imply ACOG’s endorsement of the organization, the organization’s website, or the content of the resource. The resources may change without notice.

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Resources for Ob-Gyns and Women’s Health Care Providers

“Human Papillomavirus Frequently Asked Questions”
This FAQ addresses why boys should be vaccinated against HPV as well as girls, how to discuss HPV vaccination with parents, and other common questions. Read the HPV FAQ at ACOG’s Immunization for Women website.

“Immunization for Women” Website/Information for Providers
This freestanding website, produced by ACOG under a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), features the latest news and information on important vaccinations for women including the HPV vaccine. See the latest studies on HPV vaccination, view adult and adolescent immunization schedules, access toolkits, and more at the Immunization for Women website.

“Human Papillomavirus (HPV): Resource Overview” 
This ACOG webpage contains links to all of ACOG’s materials related to HPV and HPV vaccination, including clinical guidance documents and patient education materials, and a downloadable infographic.

Resources for Women and Patients

“Frequently Asked Questions for Patients Concerning HPV Vaccination”
This FAQ addresses important patient questions regarding the HPV vaccine including who should be vaccinated and when. Read the HPV FAQ at ACOG’s Immunization for Women website.

“Immunization for Women” Website/Information for Patients
This freestanding website, produced by ACOG under a grant from the CDC, features the latest news and information on important vaccinations for women, including the HPV vaccine.

“Human Papillomavirus (HPV): Resource Overview” 
This ACOG webpage contains links to all of ACOG’s materials related to HPV and HPV vaccination, including clinical guidance documents and patient education materials.

External Resources

“ACIP Recommendations,” CDC
The full listing of recommendations by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice, a group of medical professionals that make recommendations about vaccine use to the CDC, can be found on the CDC’s website.

“HPV Vaccine Resources for Healthcare Professionals,” CDC
The “HPV Vaccine Resources for Healthcare Professionals” webpage, developed and maintained by the CDC, includes tools for practice and materials to give to patients developed by the CDC, includes tools for practice and materials to give to patients developed by the CDC.

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a system for collecting, understanding, and sharing information about possible side effects of vaccines. VAERS is a joint project of the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), two large US government agencies. Visit VAERS to learn more about the program and access safety information. 

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