Q. I would like to know the pros and cons about getting the HPV vaccine.
A. Thank you for your interest in the HPV vaccine, and good for you for seeking out more info!
The HPV vaccine is a series of 3 shots given over 6 months and protects you against 9 different variations of HPV (Human Papillomavirus). HPV causes genital warts and lesions, and if left untreated can cause cervical and vaginal cancer in women, and anal and throat cancer in both men and women.
The HPV vaccine (or “Gardasil”), is currently recommended for both girls and boys ages 9 through 25. Side effects include temporary pain and swelling where you get the shot, and possible flu like symptoms, such as nausea, headache, or fever, a few days after receiving a shot.
If you’d like to make an appointment to receive the HPV vaccine just contact us!