The Complete Guide On HPV Vaccine: What Every Parent Must Know
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is one of the most effective ways to prevent cervical cancer and genital warts. It’s also recommended for boys and girls who are 11 or 12 years old, though some parents may decide to wait until their children are older. This guide will help you understand how the HPV vaccine works and whether your teen should get vaccinated.
HPV vaccine administration.
The recommended HPV vaccine schedule is a 3-dose series. The first dose is given at age 11 or 12, and the second and third doses are given 6 months after the first dose. The second and third doses are always given in different injection sites (upper arm or upper thigh).
Efficacy of the HPV vaccine.
The vaccine is effective against the most common types of HPV that cause cervical cancer, genital warts, and vaginal/vulvar cancers.
The vaccine is not designed to treat existing infections or genital warts.
Safety of the HPV vaccine.
The HPV vaccine is safe and effective. The CDC reports that it has not seen any serious side effects related to the vaccine. It’s also been shown to be safe for use in people who have a history of allergic reactions to yeast or other components in the vaccine.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) also states that there is no link between the HPV vaccine and autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) or lupus, which are much more likely to develop in people who have had previous reactions to vaccines than those who haven’t been vaccinated at all.
In fact, while some parents may feel worried about giving their children a shot every three years when they already have so many shots at other times during childhood, there’s actually no reason why your daughter shouldn’t get her dose of Gardasil right alongside her flu shot or Meningococcal B immunization!
Pros and cons of the HPV vaccine.
The HPV vaccine is safe.
The HPV vaccine is effective.
HPV vaccination is recommended for boys and girls ages 9-26.
HPV vaccination can be expensive, but it can save lives in the long run!
Cost of the HPV vaccine.
The HPV vaccine is covered by most private insurance plans, Medicaid and Medicare. However, this doesn’t mean that all patients will be able to get the HPV vaccine without paying out of pocket.
- Insurance companies have different lists of the vaccines they cover and may not include the HPV vaccine. If you have an insurance plan that does not offer coverage for all recommended vaccines on its list, you may need to pay out of pocket for some or all of your child’s vaccination series.
- The amount an insurance company will pay is also different depending on whether it covers 100 percent or only a portion of the costs associated with getting vaccinated. For example, if an insurer covers 50 percent of immunization costs (such as through co-payments or coinsurance), then parents would need to pay half themselves before getting reimbursed by their health plan at some point in future months after receiving this shot from a physician’s office or clinic (or other medically appropriate location).
Talk to your teen’s doctor about whether or not he/she should get vaccinated against HPV.
If you are a parent and your teen is considering getting the vaccine, talk to your child’s doctor first. The HPV vaccine is not recommended for everyone. In fact—and this may be shocking—the CDC recommends that only certain people should get it.
If you are a teen and you want to get vaccinated against HPV, talk to your doctor first. The HPV vaccine can cause side effects in some people, so make sure that you know what those side effects are before going through with the process of getting vaccinated against HPV.
The HPV vaccine is a powerful tool in the fight against cervical cancer. It is safe, effective, and proven to prevent many cases of this devastating disease. The HPV vaccine can prevent both men and women from developing genital warts as well as cancers of the cervix, vulva/vagina, penis, anus/rectum and throat (oral). We hope that this article will give you some insight into what it takes for your child to be vaccinated against HPV, whether or not they should get it at all!