HPV Vaccine – Facts, Facts & More Facts
HPV Vaccine Side Effects
How to Get the HPV Vaccine
Will Safe Sex Prevent HPV?
HPV & Cervical Screening
The HPV vaccine is very safe for both males and females, and no different from other common vaccines. The most common side effect is soreness at the injection site. Millions of doses of the HPV vaccine have now been given all over the world. Extensive research with millions of participants shows that Gardasil/HPV vaccine does not increase the risk for any serious condition and is very safe for all ages, male or female. As with all medicines and vaccines, global ongoing surveillance continues to monitor safety.
As with any medication, vaccines carry an extremely rare risk of an anaphylactic reaction. The rate with Gardasil is around 3 per one million doses. Vaccinators are trained to manage these events.
HPV vaccine reduces HPV-related disease. Some myths have suggested that the vaccine made existing infections worse. This is not true. Studies show no worsening of pre-existing diseases.
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