What is the HPV vaccine?
The vaccine protects against genital warts caused by HPV types 6 and 11. It also helps to avoid the cervical lesions caused by HPV types 16 and 18. The role of the HPV vaccine is to generate protective antibodies against these types of HPV. The vaccine does not protect you from any other STI’s.
Is the vaccine effective?
If an individual is not infected with any of the virus types present in the HPV vaccine, protection against the varieties that cause cervical cancers is almost 100% and protection against the types that cause genital warts is around 99%. This is why HPV vaccination is highly recommended before the onset of any sexual activity. However, a person can be administered an HPV vaccine even after becoming sexually active.
How many doses are required?
The HPV vaccine in West London service consists of 2 doses. The person is either a child or an adult, two doses of HPV vaccine will be administered to them over a period of 6 months as suggested.
How long does vaccine protection last?
HPV vaccine also available in Northolt provides protection that lasts for years. Research is advancing around the globe to evaluate long-term protection. If required, a booster dose will be given later to maintain protection.
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