I'm 24, sexually active. Can I still get HPV vaccine? Is there any risk of getting it?

9to26 years. Vaccine is safe and you can get local action like any vaccine and is s safe s any vaccine Discuss with your doctor or gynecologist It is given from 9years to 26 years age.
Yes there are risks. but few . Risk(s) of HPV vaccine out weigh the benefits will reduce dramatically incidence of cervical and vaginal cancers Gardasil vaccine is fairly safe but possible to have in few vaccination complications , and very rarely even death. Usual age is 11 to 21 , at 24 you are at upper limit. Speak to your doctor.

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Can the HPV vaccine still work if you are already sexually active?

Define work ! The hpv vaccine takes a couple of weeks before enough antibodies are built up to prevent strains of the virus from causing disease.The vaccine never treats or helps you with strains you pick up before the vaccine has done so. It will provide protection against strains you are exposed to in the future. Read more...

Can you help? I'm 30 and sexually active. Am I too old for the HPV vaccine?

Not necessarily. Most insurers will only pay for this vaccine if given to the targeted age group between 9-27. However, the biological data suggest it can help anyone who has not been infected with the vaccine strains avoid them. Read more...

Can you tell me is if I'm 30 and sexually active, am I too old for the HPV vaccine?

Depends. If you have never been exposed to these strains of the virus you may benefit if their is any chance of future exposure. However, the vaccine maker applied for and was approved for use within a target age group. Insurers generally only cover for the target group, here age 9-26. Those outside the target group are likely to need to pay for it directly. Read more...

Help! I'm 30 and just started being sexually active. Am I too old for the HPV vaccine?

Not necessarily. The value to you remains but your chances of having it paid for by insurance are minimal.Insurers with plans that cover vaccines usually limit their coverage to the age groups defined by the FDA when it was licensed for use.This includes age 9-26yrs. The vaccine could help you prevent strains to which you have never been exposed, including those associated with cancer. Read more...

If kids have the HPV vaccine are they more likely to be sexually active?

What? The hpv vaccine does not make kids hornier, and most sexually mature kids are not particularly concerned with stds. It is hormones that drive them and all the vaccine does is save the lives of many kids down the road from developing malignancies related to the infection. It should be widely used. Read more...
HPV. A vaccine does not make a person more sexually active...This is a common argument against these shots and just makes no sense. Read more...
No. How kids react to the hpv vaccine depends in part how you promote it. If a parent treats this like just another vaccine that they get, there will be no change in behaviour. The hpv vaccine has the ability to really help millions of people both men and women. It is encouraged that all kids get vaccinated. Read more...
Not a set of keys. This vaccine is not a set of keys to the chastity belt. There are dozens of strains of HPV and the most current Gardasil only helps protect against 9 & only if you complete the series & not previously exposed. It also doesn't protect against herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia or many other STD's. Teens are often oblivious to any risk anyway. If you think it would stop them from sex you are misinformed. Read more...

Is the HPV vaccine really more effective before a female is sexually active?

Yes. The vaccine is most effective before you are exposed to hpv. Hpv is very common and people begin getting exposed as soon as they start having sex. It is not that the vaccine is more effective before you are sexually active but rather more effective before you get exposed to hpv. Read more...
Yes! Well, is the measles shot better to get before you get measles? Of course! that is how vaccines work! they prevent infection, not treat infections you already have. The problem is, that about 40% of women will acquire hpv withint two years of sexual activity debut! get the shot for your kids before they are old enough to think about sex, not when you think they need it. By then, it may late! Read more...
Yes. Unfortunately, if you wait, your child may have already been exposed to the virus. It can happen with the first sexual experience, and the vaccine would not be helpful at that point. We recommend giving the vaccine when they are too young to even think about sex. Don't forget we had the same "controversy" about the Hepatitis B Vaccine over 20 years ago. Read more...
The Data Says Yes. The data suggests that it is more effective if given before the onset of sexual activity.But it still apparently provides protection afterwards, just not as strong. Read more...

Does an HPV vaccine only have use k sexually active people or does it protect against vaginal cancers in virgins too?

Planning protection. The idea of any vaccine is to build personal protection early, long before any exposure to the germ. Prior to the vaccine, 70% of college women were blood test positive to HPV. People can carry this germ for decades without symptoms and spread it to contacts.I would hope that girls would get this before they start sex, as nothing can stop it after you get it.It remains in you indefinitely. Read more...
SexuallyActiveNow Or. It is for any body who is sexually active now or will be in future any time If you are never going to be sexually active like nuns than you don't need to get the vaccine It protects you against HPV Virus which is sexually transmitted. Read more...