If you get your daughter vaccinated as a girl. You can help prevent her from getting cervical cancer as a woman.
- Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine is a vaccine (injection/shot) that helps protect against the following diseases caused by the vaccine (Types 6,11,16 and 18);
- Cervical cancer (cancer of the lower end of the uterus or womb).
- Abnormal and precancerous vaginal lesions.
- Abnormal and precancerous vulvar lesions.
- Genital warts.
Who can recive Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine?
Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine is for girls and women from 9 to 26 years of age. How is Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine given?
- First dose : at a date and your health care professional choose.
- Second dose : 2 months after the first dose.
- Third dose : 6 months after the first dose.
It is important to have all 3 doses to get the full benefits of Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine. If you or your child misses a dose, your doctor can inform you about when the missed dose should be given. What are the possible side effect of Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine? As with all vaccines, there may be some side effect with Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine. This vaccine has been shown to be generally well tolerated in women and girls as young as 9 years of age.
The most commonly reported side effects include:
- Pain, swelling, itching, and redness at the injection site.
In 2005, the USA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that at least 50% of sexually active people catch HPV during their lifetime. A male or female of any age who takes part in any kind of sexual activity that involves genital contact is at risk
Many people who have HPV may not show any signs or symptoms. This means that they can pass on the virus to others and you might not aware of it.
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