HealthDay News — Vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) in young males and hepatitis B in adults with diabetes is recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for infection control, according to two reports published in Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report.

In the first report, Eileen F. Dunne, MD, of the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues outlined the following ACIP recommendations on quadrivalent HPV vaccine (HPV4) use:

  • Boys aged 11 or 12 years of age should be routinely vaccinated
  • Boys aged 13 through 21 years, HPV4 should be administered to those who have not completed the three-dose vaccine series or have not been vaccinated previously
  • HPV4 may also be given to men age 22 through 26 years

In the second report, Mark H. Sawyer, M.D., of the University of California San Diego, and colleagues outline ACIP recommendations on the use of hepatitis B vaccination for adults with diabetes:

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  • For all previously unvaccinated adults aged 19 through 59 years with diabetes types 1 and 2, the committee recommends vaccination against hepatitis B as quickly as possible after diabetes diagnosis
  • In unvaccinated adults ≥60 years of age with diabetes, the committee recommends hepatitis B vaccination at the discretion of the health care provider, as the data on the risk for hepatitis B in adults ≥60 years of age with diabetes is less robust than among those aged 19 through 59 years.

“Administration of the hepatitis B vaccine series should be completed as soon as feasible after diabetes is diagnosed. Available data do not confirm an advantage to any specific hepatitis B vaccine, dosage or approved schedule for adults with diabetes. No serologic testing or additional hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for adults who received a complete series of hepatitis B vaccinations at any time in the past,” Sawyer and colleagues concluded.