Now turn those antibodies away from your environment with your strong immunity. Every girl and boy should receive HPV vaccine shots with 6 months apart in-between the age of 9 TO 15. However, the WHO recommends it before 13. For best protection of teens and adults, they should take the shots before they’re 15, say before they start dating.
Yes, vaccinated women will still need regular cervical cancer screening because the vaccine protects against most but not all HPV types that cause cervical cancer.
Side effects of the vaccination
Turning the other side of the coin the temporary changes that may or may not involve the following effects.
Redness, swelling or bruising at the site of the injection.
Mild pain in the arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, or toes.
Mild muscle and joint pain.
Should one get the vaccine shots if they aren’t sexually active?
On the contrary if the girl of age or below 15 has to become sexually active at some point in her life. It is now recommended that both girls and boys receive the HPV vaccine.
The vaccine not only prevents the viruses pertaining to the HPV-related cancers but will help to protect both guys and girls from genital warts.
Decades ago there was no protection during sexual activity and this opened gates for many transmitted diseases and further infections. Yet, since last 12 years, a vaccine that could prevent sexually transmitted diseases is available in the market.
It is called human Papillomavirus. However, it was approved only for people from age 9 to 26. New research led the agency to expand the age range to 45.
Very words from World Health Organization (WHO)
“The new guidance highlights the importance of addressing gender discrimination and other inequities in relation to a range of other social factors (such as wealth, class, education, religion and ethnicity), in the design of health policies and programmes.
“Unless we address gender inequality and ensure women’s right to health, the number of women dying from cervical cancer will continue to rise,” says Dr Marleen Temmerman, Director of WHO’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research.”
WHO has initiatives to spread the awareness of cervix cancer, not only about the viruses and vaccines.