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A 21-year-old female asked:

the vaccine against cervical cancer is taken for a lifetime or there is an amount of years which you have to take it again?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No booster shot: Three doses of hpv vaccines are recommended over a period of 6 months. No booster shot is advised afterward.
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 42 years experience
HPV Vaccine:: Series of 3 vaccines given at 0, 2 and 6 months interval, between 11 to 26 years age. Some recommendation says, it can be started at 9 year age. After 26 years, not needed.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Three injections of the vaccine (cervical cancer) are given. Why is this?

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Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 27 years experience
Booster Shots: Full immunity is not developed after one exposure. The additional doses are "boosters" that help strengthen the immunity. Many other types of vaccines are also given on multiple occasions for the same purpose.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

I took the vaccine against cervical cancer last yr (the one that has 3 doses), when you take it, its for lifetime? Or I have to take it again?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No Booster yet: The current recommendation does not provide any booster doses. But the future may bring more knowledge and a booster.

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