HPV vaccine is REALLY effective!!!

HPV vaccine is REALLY effective!!!

The human papillomavirus vaccine is really effective, especially when given before age 17. 

There was a Swedish study of MORE than 1.6 million patients. The patients who received the vaccine before 17 were most helped. 

Incidence of invasive cervical cancer:

UNVACCINATED was 5.3 per 100,000 person-years.

VACCINATED was 0.73 per 100,000 person-years.

HPV is a vaccine that has been offered for more than 10 years.  Low side-effect profile.  Its use decreases the risk of cancer, just like the hepatitis B vaccine (we give to infants) decreases the risk of liver cancer.  Use of HPV vaccine does not increase risky sexual contact nor has it been shown to move up the timing of sex.

Want more information?  https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/parents/vaccine.html

About drlesliegreenberg

I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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