HPV vaccine for teenagers
The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine protects against 70% of cervical cancers in women, 90% of all HPV related cancers in men and 90% of genital warts. The vaccine consists of three doses taken over six months, and is provided to boys and girls aged 12 to 13 as part of the school-based immunisation program.
The vaccine is most effective at this age, before sexual activity starts and when teens are able to create more antibodies.
Watch this video to find out everything you need to know.
- Essentials of HPV & New National Cervical Screening Program
- Gynaecological cancers: Overview of clinical investigations & management
- Screening to prevent cervical cancer in the era of HPV vaccination
- Just a minute – what do you know about cervical cancer?
- HPV & the HPV vaccine
- Myth: The HPV vaccine can cause cancer
- Myth: We don’t know how long HPV vaccine protection will last
- Myth: We don’t need the HPV vaccine because we have Pap tests
- Myth: There’s been a rush to use the HPV vaccine
- Myth: Having the HPV vaccine can cause promiscuity
- Myth: You don’t need Pap tests after the HPV vaccine
- How to decide if my child should have the HPV vaccine
- Myth: The HPV vaccine has side effects that aren’t being reported
- What is HPV, what diseases does it cause and what is the HPV vaccine?
- Myth: My child doesn’t need the HPV vaccine, they’re not sexually active
- HPV vaccine for teenagers
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