Prevents cancer-causing infections and precancers that can lead to cancer of the cervix, vagina, vulva, penis, anus, mouth and throat. Most people infected with HPV don't know they have it because they don't notice any signs or problems. People do not always get genital warts, but the virus is still in their system and could cause damage. This means that people with HPV can pass the infection to others without knowing it.
Because HPV can cause problems like some kinds of cancer and genital warts, a vaccine is an important step in preventing infection and protecting against the spread of HPV.
Age Criteria :
9 years old and older.
For 9 to 14 years old: 2 doses given at 0 and 6 months interval
For 15 years old and older: 3 doses given at 0,2 and 6 months interval
HPV vaccine is contraindicated for persons with a history of immediate hypersensitivity to any vaccine component, including yeast. The precaution to HPV vaccine is a moderate or severe acute illness with or without fever. Vaccination should be deferred until the condition improves.
Adverse Effect :
Pain, redness, nausea, headache or swelling in the arm where the shot was given
Dizziness or fainting , is more common among adolescents