HPV vaccination is preventing cancer-causing infections and precancers.
HPV infections and cervical precancers (abnormal cells on the cervix that can lead to cancer) have dropped significantly since the vaccine has been in use.

 

  • Among teen girls, infections with HPV types that cause most HPV cancers and genital warts have dropped 71 percent.
  • Among young adult women, infections with HPV types that cause most HPV cancers and genital warts have dropped 61 percent.
  • Among vaccinated women, the percentage of cervical precancers caused by the HPV types most often linked to cervical cancer has dropped by 40 percent.
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    HPV vaccination is very safe.
    Over 10 years of monitoring and research have shown that the HPV vaccine is very safe and effective. Like all vaccines, there is ongoing monitoring of the HPV vaccine to ensure it is safe and effective.

     

    Vaccines protect your child before they are exposed to a disease. That’s why the HPV vaccine is recommended earlier rather than later, to protect your child long before they are ever exposed to the virus.

     

    Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention