Who should be vaccinated against HPV and when?
HPV vaccine produces the strongest immune response in preteens. To work best, the HPV vaccines should be given at age 11 or 12. It is also recommended that HPV vaccine can be given to girls beginning at age 9 years and given upto 26 years of age.
Will sexually active females benefit from the vaccine?
Ideally females should get the vaccine before they become sexually active and exposed to HPV. Females who are sexually active may also benefit from vaccination, but the protection rate may be less as they may have already been exposed to one or more of the HPV types targeted by the vaccines.
Can pregnant women get the vaccine?
The vaccines are not recommended for pregnant women even though they appear to be safe for both mother and the unborn baby, but more research is still needed. If a woman who is pregnant does get an HPV vaccine, it’s not a reason to consider ending the pregnancy. Women who started a vaccine series before they learned they were pregnant should complete the series after the pregnancy. …show more content…
No. In fact, testing is not recommended because it cannot show if the HPV vaccine will be effective or not.
How effective are the HPV Vaccines?
HPV vaccines are highly effective in preventing the targeted HPV types that most commonly cause cervical cancer and can cause some cancers of the vulva, vagina, anus, and oropharynx. Two of the vaccines also protect against the HPV types that cause most genital warts.
The vaccines are less effective in preventing HPV-related disease in young women who have already been exposed to one or more HPV types. HPV vaccines do not treat existing HPV infections or HPV-associated diseases.
Will the vaccine require a