Melissa Magstadt, South Dakota Secretary of Health

HPV Vaccine Information

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common virus; about one in four people are currently infected in the United States. HPV causes approximately 33,700 cancers in men and women annually in the US. From 2001 to 2014, 4,719 cancers diagnosed in South Dakota were in a primary site that may have been caused by HPV. HPV-associated cancers include: cervical, oropharyngeal (throat/tonsil), vulvar, vaginal, anal, and penile. HPV vaccination can prevent most of these cancers from ever developing. Learn how you can protect the children in your life from this cancer-causing virus.

All kids who are 11 or 12 years old should get two shots of the HPV vaccine. If your teen hasn’t gotten the vaccine yet, talk to their doctor or nurse about getting it for them as soon as possible. If your child is 15 years old or older, three shots will need to be given over 6 months. Also, three doses are still recommended for people with certain immunocompromising conditions aged 9 through 26 years.

2016-2018 National Immunization Survey Data for teens 14-17 years in SD
More than or equal to 1 HPV - 2016 = 55.9, 2017 = 63.2, 2018 = 68.7; HPV UTD 2016= 38.6, 2017 = 44.8, 2018 = 49.5; More than or equal to 1 Tdap 2016= 79.4, 2017 = 79.5, 2018 = 86.6; More than or equal to 1 MCV4 2016 = 65.7, 2017 = 74.5, 2018 = 85.3; More than or equal to 2 MMR 2016 = 96.7, 2017 = 94.6, 2018 = 97.2; More than or equal to 2 Varicella 2016 = 77.6, 2017 = 83.9, 2018 = 91.5; More than or equal to 3 Hep B 2016 = 95.1, 2017 = 93.0, 2018 = 95.0.

HPV Vaccine Resources

Free Print Resources:

HPV Cancer Prevention, 2017 Data Monograph (Order here; HPV035 under the cancer tab)
HPV Vaccination Infographic  (Order here; SDCCCP039 under the cancer tab)

Data Resources:

Adolescent HPV Immunization Coverage Rates (CDC National Immunization Survey-Teen)
County Level HPV Vaccination Coverage Rate Maps for SD - Series Completion Time Series Map | ≥ 1 Dose Map
HPV Infographic from ASTHO
HPV Cancer & Prevention Profile: South Dakota
HPV Cancer Prevention, 2017 Data Monograph

Provider Resources:

Cancer Prevention Through HPV Vaccination in Your Practice
HPV 2-Dose Decision Tree
Steps for Increasing HPV Vaccination in Practice
Tips and Timesavers for Talking with Parents about HPV Vaccine
Top 10 Ways to Improve HPV Vaccination Rates in Your Practice

Community Resources:

American Academy of Pediatrics HPV Champion Toolkit
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) HPV Vaccination Tool Kit
Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC)
HPV Immunization Quality Improvement Tools
Immunization Action Coalition
Middle School Starts Here Program
National HPV Vaccination Roundtable

Contact Information

SDDOH Immunization Program

Phone: 1-800-592-1861

SDDOH Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

Phone: 605-626-2660

Use the "Contact Us" link to submit questions online.