Questions for the Doctor Questions for the Doctor

HPV Vaccine: Questions for your child’s doctor

What do I ask the doctor?

It helps to have questions for the doctor or nurse written down ahead of time. Print this list of questions, and take it to your child’s next appointment.

  • My child is younger than age 11. Is it too early to get the HPV vaccine?
  • My child is older than age 12. Is it too late to get the HPV vaccine?
  • I’m not sure if my child is sexually active. How do I know if the HPV vaccine is the right decision?
  • Are there different brands of HPV vaccine? Which brand do you recommend?
  • How many HPV shots does my child need?
  • How much time does my child need to wait between the shots?
  • What are the possible side effects of the HPV vaccine?
  • If my daughter gets the HPV vaccine, will she still need to get Pap tests to check for cervical cancer when she’s older?
  • What should I tell my child about preventing HPV?

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