Should I and My Kids Receive it?
Human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer and anogenital warts. It is transmitted through sexual contact. Now there are vaccines to prevent the infection of the virus and thus the development of the related diseases.
HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted disease and most people do not know they have been infected. Immunization is therefore important. To receive the vaccination, the best is to have it between 9 to 26 years old and before sexually active. Three shots are necessary to achieve adequate protection, i.e. the second shot should be 2 months after the first shot, the third shot should be 6 months after the first shot. Side effects of the vaccination are generally mild, for example, injection site reactions like pain or swelling, and fever. More serious side effects like pass out are extremely rare.