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Who should get the HPV vaccine?

9 YEARS OLD TO26. Both sexes boys/girls and men/women between ages of 9 to 26 should get hpv vaccine in series of three shots.
9-26yrs old. It is currently recommended for all men and women from as early as 9 years old to 26 years of age. Should prevent a large percentage of hpv disease and thus many cases of cancer.
Most people. It is currently approved and recommended for men and women ages 9-26. The chances of catching hpv the first time you have sex is almost 50% if your partner is not a virgin so it's best to get the hpv vaccine before you become sexually active.

What exactly is the HPV vaccine?

Cervical cancer vacc. The cervical cancer vaccine (human papilloma virus vaccine, or hpv vaccine) protects a person from being infected by the 2 strains of hpv virus responsible for causing most of the cervical cancers. One brand of the vaccine also protects against 2 other strains of hpv, which cause many genital warts. The same viruses can infect other body parts, so now the vaccine is also approved for use in boys.
Vaccine for virus. Vaccine for virus called human papilloma virus. That virus cause all genital warts and is responsible for lots of cancers - all cervical cancers, as well as a bulk of anal, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. It also causes most non-melanoma skin cancers and most head and neck cancers. Gardisil is approved to prevent genital warts and cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancer and annals cancer.
HumanPappilomaVitus. It is vaccine to prevent infection with Human Pappiloma Virus which is responsible for causing Genital Warts and Cancer of Cervix, Anus and mooth.
Prevent Cervical CA. The HPV Vaccine/Gardisil/Cervarix is recommended for all men and women <26 years old for preventing the acquisition/spread of human papilloma virus (type 6, 11, 16, and 18), which can cause genital warts & cancer in men & women (cervix, vagina, penis, anus, and oral!) It won't affect your periods/fertility/sexual activity. Safe even if sexually active, if you have the virus, and when breastfeeding.

How much does HPV vaccine cost?

$0 to $400 U.S. How much a person has to pay for his vaccination varies depending on who he is getting the vaccine from, and depending on who else is paying for the vaccine. One's cost is $0 if somebody else is paying for the vaccine, which happens a lot in the U.S. where taxpayers pay for their own insurance and for other people's vaccines. An uninsured person paying cash at a large clinic might pay $400 for it.
Varies. The raw cost of the vaccine to private docs was about $170 per dose (X3) in 2015. The charges for uninsured persons would vary from office to office & includes the storage & administration costs. Some insurance would cover it with a copay or co insurance cost. The best way to know what is available locally is to call the office. You won't be the first to call & ask.

Who all must get the HPV vaccine?

Medically all 11 and. 12 year old children benefit by eliminating infection with hpv 16 & 18, the cause of most cervix cancer, and boys pass to girls and girls to boys. Also now, the hpv 16 infects pharynxes, and infection is easy, oral-oral (kissing) most efficient, but oral gential works too. Girls/young women are approved. Prudes are not considering health effects. A collison of science and religion.
Recommend ages 11-26. Hpv vaccine is recommended for all children at age 11 or 12 but is approved for use from 9-26 in both sexes. It's recommended for all girls through age 26 and for boys through 21 years of age (through age 26 for men who have sex with men). There are two vaccines. Both reduce the risk of cervical and anal cancer but the Gardasil also protects against two strains causing 90% of genital warts.
Females9-26Males9-21. It is given to females from age 9to26 And for males 9to21 years age.
Men and Women. The HPV Vaccine/Gardisil/Cervarix is recommended for all men and women <26 years old for preventing the acquisition/spread of human papilloma virus (type 6, 11, 16, and 18), which can cause genital warts & cancer in men & women (cervix, vagina, penis, anus, and oral!) It won't affect your periods/fertility/sexual activity. Safe even if sexually active, if you have the virus, & when breastfeeding.

Should my son get the HPV vaccine?

Eventually yes. The hpv vaccine is an anti-cancer vaccine protecting against most cervical cancers and probably against anal cancers caused by the same viruses. The vaccine is very safe but is expensive. With limited resources in healthcare, all girls should be offered the vaccine first, then the high-risk boys, then the remaining boys. Boys can ask for the vaccine now, if they want it, regardless of risk level.
YES! Yes, of course! The vaccine has been approved for men and boys for two years now (gardisil that is, Cervarix is not approved for boys/men yet). It is approved for the prevention of anal cancer and it's precursors caused by hpv and genital warts as well.
Yes he should get it. Vaccine is approved and recommended for boys and girls from age 9 to 23 it is covered by most insurance all over usa. And is available for those without insurance from the local health department and federal vaccine for children free of charge. To prevent hpv vccine boys and girls both should be immunized against hpv with three doses as recommended.
HPV. To interrupt an epidemic and to lessen the chance of transmission of a virus that can lead to cancer of the cervix, rectum, and throat it is wise to vaccinate all potential victims of the virus. Hpv vaccine is the most politicized vaccine ever created. Take the politics out if the equation and choose to try to end these cancers.

Should I get the HPV vaccine at 25?

Might be helpful. The hpv vaccine is helpful in preventing acquisition and long term carriage of several of the most worrisome strains of this virus. It will not treat or change the status of strains acquired before the vaccine is given. The 4strain vaccine includes the 2 most often found in genital cancer & 2 most known for genital warts. The target age for administration is 9-26, .
Yes. The hpv vaccine can be given from ages 9-26. It is such a wonderful tool used in the prevention of transmission of hpv, and hence cervical cancers, as well as other diseases and cancers. Keep in mind, even if you have been exposed to one strain of hpv, by getting vaccinated, you will be protected from other strains as well.
Yes If Female. HPV Vaccine is given to females from 9to26 years and males from 9to21 years age.
Yes! The HPV Vaccine/Gardisil/Cervarix is recommended for all men and women.

Why are some scared of the HPV vaccine?

Fear is not rational. There are many factors that cause people top fear this vaccine. The truth is that the hpv vaccine is not a new technology. It is the same technology as the tetanus, hepatitis, measles and many other vaccines. The only vaccine side effect that is more common with hpv vaccine is fainting, so stay in your doctors office for at least 15 minutes after the shot.
PoliticsAntiVaxGroup. It is because of ignorance disseminated by some politicians and antivaxx groups and some people fearing that it encourages teens to have sex, which is not true.