HPV Vaccine Safety
We know that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is safe, but we also know that parents want to be sure. The CDC states that there are no safety concerns with the HPV vaccine. Clinical trials showed no serious safety concerns before the vaccine was approved by the FDA. Like other vaccines, it has been monitored for safety post-licensure.
HPV is the most common STI in the United States.
- HPV is the most common STI in the United States. It’s transmitted through intimate contact, including genital-to-genital and skin-to-skin contact.
- HPV can cause a variety of health issues, including genital warts, cervical cancer and other types of cancer. It’s spread through skin-to-skin contact involving an infected area or wart on either partner’s body.
The HPV vaccine is important for both boys and girls.
If you’re a parent, you might be wondering what the risks are of getting your child vaccinated against HPV. The good news is that the HPV vaccine is safe for most people.
If your child gets all three doses of the vaccine and develops a severe allergic reaction (such as swelling of the throat or difficulty breathing), he or she can get an injection to stop that allergic reaction. In rare cases, anaphylaxis from receiving any dose of hepatitis B vaccine may occur after vaccination with either Gardasil 9 or Cervarix (HPV2); because there are no data on how frequently this happens, it’s not clear whether there’s any difference between these vaccines in terms of their potential risk relative to each other.
As with any medicine, there are side effects associated with vaccination against HPV—but most are mild and temporary. The most common side effects include pain in muscles; fever; nausea; dizziness; fatigue; headache; rash; itching at injection site (about one-third).
The CDC recommends that doctors screen all girls ages 11-12 years old for signs and symptoms of Type 2 diabetes before administering them with Gardasil 9 or Cervarix (HPV2) vaccines—and then again one year after being vaccinated if they have not been previously screened for Type 2 diabetes risk factors like obesity, physical activity levels, fasting plasma glucose levels (FPG), hemoglobin A1c levels , HbA1c test results .
It’s recommended that kids get the HPV vaccine at ages 11 or 12.
It’s recommended that kids get the HPV vaccine at ages 11 or 12. The following groups are also recommended to receive the HPV vaccine:
- 9-26 years old
- Females and males who have not been vaccinated or completed the 3-dose series on or after their 15th birthday
- Pregnant women up to age 26 years (if they were not already vaccinated before becoming pregnant)
The CDC states that there are no safety concerns with the HPV vaccine.
The HPV vaccine has been studied extensively, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that there are no safety concerns with the HPV vaccine. The CDC also notes that several large studies have found no serious side effects or adverse events associated with this vaccination in otherwise healthy people.
The HPV vaccine is recommended for boys and girls ages 11-12 years old, as well as older adolescents who have not yet been vaccinated against HPV. Girls can receive their first dose between ages 9-14 years old; boys can receive theirs between ages 11-21 years of age!
There is currently no cure for cervical cancer, but you can reduce your risk by getting vaccinated against it!
Clinical trials showed no serious safety concerns before the vaccine was approved by the FDA.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first HPV vaccine in 2006, based on clinical trials that showed no serious safety concerns before the vaccine was approved by the FDA. The FDA has found no safety concerns with either Gardasil or Cervarix, and CDC studies have found no safety concerns with any of the HPV vaccines currently licensed in the United States.
Like other vaccines, it has been monitored for safety post-licensure.
The CDC’s Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) is a collaboration between the CDC and eight immunization programs in the United States to monitor vaccine safety. The VSD collects information on vaccine administration, adverse events, outcomes of pregnancy and birth outcomes from different health care settings.
In addition to monitoring post-licensure safety data, the FDA also requires manufacturers of new vaccines to conduct clinical trials before they can be licensed by the agency. This ensures that vaccines are safe for use in humans and that any known risks associated with these products are identified prior to their use in large populations. The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 also provides a compensation program for individuals injured by certain vaccines which have been linked with injury or death at some point after immunization; however, this does not imply that all other vaccines may cause injury or death as an unintended side effect nor does it mean that all injuries caused by vaccination will result in compensation under this act.
The HPV vaccine is safe to give your child.
The HPV vaccine is safe to give your child. Studies have shown that the HPV vaccine does not cause serious safety concerns, serious side effects, or serious reactions in most people who receive it.
There are no known serious problems with the vaccine itself or with its use.
The HPV vaccine is safe, effective and recommended for both males and females. If you have any questions about the HPV vaccine, talk to your doctor.