Who should not be vaccinated against HPV?
Pregnant women and those who are moderately or seriously unwell are not advised to have the HPV vaccination. If you have any serious allergies, such as a yeast or latex allergy, tell your doctor. You shouldn’t get the vaccination if you’ve had a life-threatening adverse response to any component of the vaccine or a prior dose of the vaccine.
Is there any benefit to getting the HPV vaccine if you’re already sexually active?
Yes. Even if you already have one strain of HPV, the vaccination may be beneficial since it protects you from other forms that you don’t have. None of the vaccinations, however, can cure an existing HPV infection. The immunizations only protect you from HPV strains that you haven’t been exposed to before.
Does the HPV vaccine pose a health risk or side effect?
Many studies have proven the HPV vaccination to be safe.
Overall, the consequences are generally mild. Pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site are the most typical adverse effects of HPV shots.
Sometimes dizziness or lightheadedness occurs after the injection. After the injection, sit for 15 minutes to lessen the risk of fainting. Headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, or weakness may also occur.The CDC and the FDA continue to monitor vaccinations for abnormal or severe problems.