Kids everywhere will be happy to know that the 2 dose schedule for HPV vaccine has been approved by the FDA from 9 to 14 years of age. Older kids still need three doses. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has endorsed this new dosing schedule. For more information, see Dr Stuppy's blog Great News About HPV Vaccine!
If a child begins the HPV vaccine before their 15th birthday they will get 2 doses 6-12 months apart.
If a child begins the HPV vaccine after their 15th birthday, they will need to get 3 doses.
If a child has already gotten a second dose less than 6 months from the first, he / she will need a third dose.