Human Papillomavirus Vaccine HPV

HPV has many types and is spread by direct or indirect contact.  They enter and infect skin cells, resulting in a hardened, bumpy, or rough piece of skin known as warts.  Among all warts, the genital wart is considered dangerous as it may cause cervical, rectal, and penile cancer.

When an individual is vaccinated with a nine-valent HPV vaccine, the immune system (the body’s natural defense system) stimulates the production of antibodies against the nine vaccine HPV types, to help protect against the diseases caused by these viruses. It is given to protect against diseases caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58.

Keep in mind that HPV vaccination prevents new HPV infections but does not treat existing HPV infections or diseases.


Some people should not get some HPV vaccines, including:

  • People who have ever had a life-threatening allergic reaction to any ingredient of an HPV vaccine, or to a previous dose of HPV vaccine.
  • People who have an allergy to yeast
  • People who are pregnant

*One must consult your medical doctor before getting vaccinated, especially those with certain medical conditions.

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine HPV
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