4th December 2019

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What are the side effects of having the HPV vaccine?

Less serious side effects may include:
  • pain, swelling, redness, bruising, or itching where the shot was given;
  • mild fever, headache, dizziness, tired feeling;
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, cough; or.
  • tooth pain, joint or muscle pain.

Considering this, who can get the HPV vaccine and what does it do?

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the virus that causes cervical cancer in women and genital warts in men and women. The HPV vaccine effectively prevents infection with the HPV types responsible for most cervical cancers and can also prevent genital warts.

Can you get HPV after getting vaccine?

There is a small chance that someone might still get genital warts after having all three HPV vaccine shots. The shot protects against 90% of the HPV strains that cause genital warts. But there are lots of different strains (types) of HPV and the vaccine cannot protect against them all.

What is the shot called for HPV?

One vaccine, called Gardasil®, protects young women against four different types of HPV. The vaccine works to prevent two types of HPV-16 and 18, which have been linked to cervical cancer, and two other types—6 and 11, which cause genital warts. Gardasil® can also prevent some vulvar, vaginal, and anal cancers.
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