HPV Vaccine

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HPV Vaccine 

Every parent’s top preference is their child’s Health; a critical factor is vaccination at the correct time. Vaccination helps children provide strength against various diseases. The HPV vaccine is one of the vital vaccines that is part of a child’s routine vaccination. 

About HPV Vaccine

In children’s Health, the HPV vaccine safeguards against various diseases. Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a widespread virus, can cause substantial health problems involving cervical, vaginal, penile, anal, vulvar, and throat cancers. This vaccination helps you delegate your child’s immune system to protect against these possible hazards.

Children 11 to 12 years old should get 02 doses of the HPV Vaccine. The healthcare provider gives the first dose of this vaccine at nine to children up to 15 years. The next dose of this vaccine can be given to children within the gap of 06 to 12 months. This vaccine is a part of the Child Vaccination Schedule. If your child’s HPV vaccination is skipped, you must meet your pediatrician first. He gives you suggestions to go for it. It also protects your little one from severe health issues. 

Types of HPV Vaccines

Gardasil 9: This vaccine protects against five HPV: 31, 33, 45, and 58.
Gardasil and Cervarix: These vaccines reduce the risk of cervical cancer caused by HPV Types 16 and 18.

How Does HPV Vaccine Works?

When a child is injected with an HPV Vaccine, it initiates making antibodies in his/ her body. These antibodies will stop children’s infections and strengthen their immune systems.

The HPV vaccines are not a human papillomavirus treatment but make the body strong enough to face various HPV illnesses.

The Correct Timing For HPV Vaccination

The HPV Vaccination is done in the following series:

– 0, and 6-12 months for the children who start vaccinating at 9 to 14 years.
0, 1-2, 6 months for the people who start vaccination at ages 15 through 45 years.

Side Effects of HPV Vaccine

HPV-vaccinated children may experience some side effects, i.e., 

– Mild fever
Tenderness at the spot where the injection was given
– Swelling and/or redness at the injection site
– Nausea
– Vomiting
– Dizziness
– Fainting

This vaccination is very effective when the child encounters the virus. To stay protected from HPV disease, getting vaccinated is essential.



The HPV Vaccine protects from severe health issues like cancer. This page provides details about human papillomavirus disease symptoms and its vaccination.


Ques.1. Which age is required for HPV vaccination?
Ans. 1. The correct age for getting HPV vaccination is between 11 and 14 years.

Ques. 2. What are the side effects of HPV Vaccination in females?
Ans. 2. After HPV Vaccination, children may experience side effects, i.e., 

– Mild fever,
– Tenderness at the spot on the injection site,
– Swelling and/or redness at the injection site,
– Nausea,
–  Vomiting
– Dizziness,
– Fainting, etc.

Ques. 3. How many types of HPV vaccines?
Ans. 3. HPV Vaccine is of two kinds, i.e.,

– Gardasil,
– Cervarix,
– Gardasil 9.


Ques.4. What is the full form of HPV?
Ans. 4. The full form of HPV is Human Papillomavirus.

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