HPV ( Human Papilloma Virus ) Vaccine is Regularly used to immunize young girls and women of reproductive age group. It can prevent infection with certain types of Human Papilloma virus( depending upon the type of vaccine).
HPV infections causes different types of cancers including:-
HPV Vaccine Prevents infection from the HPV types that cause more than 90% of the above mentioned cancers
How does hpv virus /infection spreads?
HPV spreads through intimate skin-to-skin and sexual contact
Majority of HPV infections clear away on its own ( without any intrventions) within 2 years. But in few cases HPV infections persist and can cause cancers later in life
How many doses do I need ?
3 doses of HPV vaccine HPV vaccine is routinely recommended for adolescents girls from 9 years of age to ensure they are protected from this virus before they are exposed to the virus
It can be given as late as age 45 years of age
Children below 15 years of age need 2 doses of HPV vaccine
Inform your gynaecologist before getting the vaccination
If you had an allergic reaction after a previous dose of HPV vaccine, or you suffer from any severe, lifethreatening allergies
- This vaccine is contraindicated in pregnancy .
- It is safe for use in breastfeeding females.
- Woman with minor illnesses, such as a cold, may be vaccinated
- Woman who are moderately or severely ill should wait until they recover from their illness before getting HPV vaccine
Adverse Vaccine Reactions
Few patients might experience symptoms that are not very common like
For any further queries , consult your Gynaecologist, book an appointment