Quick Answer: Does Insurance Cover HPV Vaccine?

Where can I get the HPV vaccine for free?

Local health department: Call your local health department to learn about other local clinics that may offer free or reduced-cost Gardasil 9 vaccinations.

Your local health department may be able to offer you the vaccine even if you do not qualify for the VCP..

What kills HPV virus?

Unfortunately, no treatment can kill the HPV virus that causes the genital warts. Your doctor can remove the warts with laser therapy or by freezing or applying chemicals. Some prescription treatments are available for at-home use. Surgery may be necessary for genital warts that are large or difficult to treat.

Who should not get the HPV vaccine?

Is there anyone who should not get HPV vaccine (Gardasil 9)? Some people should not get HPV vaccine (Gardasil 9) or should wait. Anyone who has ever had a life-threatening allergic reaction to any component of HPV vaccine, or to a previous dose of HPV vaccine, should not get the vaccine.

Does insurance cover HPV vaccine for adults?

Gardasil 9 is covered by most insurance plans for those in the approved age range—9 to 26—because it counts as preventive care, which is supposed to involve no charge or copay.

Is it mandatory to get HPV vaccine?

As of April 2020, at least four jurisdictions (Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico) require HPV vaccination for school attendance. Hawaii will require the vaccine starting July 1, 2020.

How much does it cost for HPV vaccine?

How much does the HPV vaccine cost? Each dose of the vaccine can cost about $250. Luckily, many health insurance companies cover the HPV vaccine. There are also programs that help some people without insurance get the vaccine for low or no cost.

Should I give HPV vaccine to my son?

HPV vaccination works best when given between ages 9 and 12. Children and young adults age 13 through 26 who have not been vaccinated, or who haven’t gotten all their doses, should get the vaccine as soon as possible. Vaccination of young adults will not prevent as many cancers as vaccination of children and teens.

How much does the HPV vaccine cost without insurance?

Without insurance, the price for the HPV vaccine, Gardasil 9, is $217.11 per dose. The cost is covered by most health insurance plans and is free, minus office copays, for many patients. Those without insurance may also qualify for coverage through federally funded programs.

How much is HPV vaccine at Walgreens?

Average 12 Month Prices for Gardasil 9PharmacyGardasil 9 Retail PriceGardasil 9 SingleCare PriceWalgreens$804.42$530.18Kroger Pharmacy$506.67$489.64Albertsons Pharmacy$555.46$509.03Rite Aid Pharmacy$697.98$492.662 more rows


HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). HPV is a different virus than HIV and HSV (herpes).

Can you get HPV from toilet?

Can you get HPV from the toilet seat? There haven’t been any cases of people getting HPV from surfaces in the environment, such as toilet seats. However, someone could be exposed to HPV from objects (toys) shared during sexual activity if the object has been used by an infected person.

What happens if you only get one HPV shot?

A single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may provide as much protection as the currently recommended two or three doses, according to a new study. A simpler dosing schedule could potentially improve uptake, thereby reducing cancers caused by the virus.

Can HPV clear after 5 years?

HPV infections usually clear up without any intervention within a few months after acquisition, and about 90% clear within 2 years. A small proportion of infections with certain types of HPV can persist and progress to cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is by far the most common HPV-related disease.

Can I get HPV vaccine if I am over 26?

The HPV vaccine territory for “older” women is uncharted and clouded by a lack of information. Women older than 26 are legally allowed to get the shot, but it’s at their doctor’s discretion. Since it’s an “off-label” use, health insurance generally won’t cover it, and it’s costly.

Why is HPV vaccine not given to adults?

The vaccine won’t protect people against types of HPV to which they’ve already been exposed, and many sexually active people have been exposed to at least some HPV types by their late 20s. That makes it tougher for the vaccine to have an impact in this age group.

Can I get HPV vaccine at 40?

In October 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration announced it had expanded the approved age for the HPV vaccine up to age 45 for women and men. In June 2019, a key advisory committee for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended the vaccine for all men and women up to age 26.