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What is HPV Vaccine?
The HPV vaccine contains virus-like particles that consist of the main structural HPV-L1 protein but lack the viral genetic material, thus it is non-infectious. The vaccine stimulates the production of immunoglobulin G-type specific antibodies to prevent acquisition of type-specific HPV in the genital and vulvar areas.
Guidelines for Administration of HPV Vaccine:
Cervical cancer most commonly affects women in their mid or late twenties. So vaccinating girls before sexual exposure around this age can help in preventing this devastating cancer.
HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) is the cause of 99% of cervical cancer. Around 80% of them by HPV 16/18. HPV vaccine prevents HPV type 16/18. Up to 86% in the age group of 16-21 years.
There are more than 100 types of HPV where in the most common one is HPV 16/18. HPV vaccine is the best way to prevent cervical diseases in the first place. It also serves as a protection against cervical cancer which is caused by HPV infection.Vaccine can be given as early as 9-26 years old and up to 45 years of age.
The best time to give it is before being sexually active.
Two vaccines are available for protection against HPV infection, Cervarix (16/18), Gardasil 4 (6/11/16/18), Gardasil 9 is also available abroad which covers a wider range of viruses (9 of them).
How to give the Vaccine?
Normally, 2 to 3 doses. Second dose is usually given 6 to 12 months after the first dose following this pattern 0-1-6 or 3 doses at 0-2-6 within 6 months which will give a long-time protection more than or equal to 4 years
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