HPV Vaccine & How It Prevents Cervical cancer

Cervical cancer, mainly caused by Human Papillomavirus infection, is the most common cancer in Indian women. But you can prevent cervical cancer by taking the vaccination. The vaccination is the most effective option, with the availability of two vaccines. There are several studies about the vaccine’s efficacy, immunogenicity, and safety. 

Cervical cancer prevention

HPV vaccine can prevent cervical cancer. It develops immunity power against the HPV virus, the main cause of cervical cancer. So the HPV virus can not attack you. 

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine

The HPV vaccine protects against the types of HPV, cause cervical cancers.

a.HPV vaccination is recommended for girls aged 11 to 12 years.

b.HPV vaccine should be taken by everyone through the age of 26 years.

c.HPV vaccination is not recommended for everyone older than age 26 years. But some adults, aged 27 through 45 years, also get the HPV vaccine. HPV vaccination in this late age range provides less benefit because most people have already get exposed to HPV.

If vaccination is given before age 15, a two-dose schedule is recommended, with the doses given 6 to 12 months apart. But if the vaccine is given after the age of 15 then it is done in three doses.

HPV vaccination prevents infections of new HPV variants but does not treat existing diseases. So the HPV vaccine works best when vaccinated before exposure to HPV. You should have screening tests regularly for cervical cancer, even if you receive an HPV vaccine.

Screening Tests

Two screening tests are very useful in the prevention of cervical cancer.

a. PAP test

b. HPV Vaccine

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