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Should I get the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer? Any negative side effects?

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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Sadly, Too Old

The HPV vaccine is a great prevention to avoid getting this common sexually transmitted disease.
However, the vaccine is only approved up to age 26.

In brief: Sadly, Too Old

The HPV vaccine is a great prevention to avoid getting this common sexually transmitted disease.
However, the vaccine is only approved up to age 26.
Dr. Mark Patterson
Dr. Mark Patterson
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Some thoughts

This vaccine would likely help anyone with a mature immune system develop antibodies to the strains of HPV in the vaccine (currently 9).
However, the vaccine was developed to target people before or early into sexual activity. The drug makers had to provide vaccine efficiency data for the ages approved, (9-26). You could get it, but you would have to pay for it out of pocket ($$$).

In brief: Some thoughts

This vaccine would likely help anyone with a mature immune system develop antibodies to the strains of HPV in the vaccine (currently 9).
However, the vaccine was developed to target people before or early into sexual activity. The drug makers had to provide vaccine efficiency data for the ages approved, (9-26). You could get it, but you would have to pay for it out of pocket ($$$).
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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