HPV (human papillomavirus) is rated as one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the world today. In some cases of HPV, the virus clears away, but there are many cases of HPV which result in cancer or genital warts.
Looking at the effects of being infected with this virus; it is a relief that a vaccine has been made available to protect people from the problem-causing types of HPV. You can now get the HPV vaccine at Medical Express Clinic in London.
The HPV vaccine is what offers your body the needed protection from the types of HPV that possibly cause genital warts or cervical cancer. The brand name of this vaccine is Gardasil 9. This vaccine is known to protect humans from:
Several dosages are required between months intervals. However, those between the ages of 9 - 14 years need only 2 doses, with the second dose administered after 6 months of the first dose.
People between the ages of 15 - 45 years need 3 doses of the vaccine. The second dose will be given 2 months after the first dose has been administered, the third shot usually comes 4 months after one is vaccinated with the second dose.
With this schedule, it takes about six months for the 3 doses of the HPV vaccine to be administered. The complete doses of the HPV vaccine are available for people in the recommended age group to be vaccinated.
People within the ages of 9 - 45 years are advised to get vaccinated against HPV to protect them from the types of HPV that lead to cancer or genital warts. It is advised that children should also get vaccinated so that they can be fully protected even before they start getting involved in sexual activities.
Where HPV is concerned, age does not matter. You can talk to a doctor or nurse to find out if the HPV vaccine could be of any benefit to you even if your age is not among those mentioned.
The HPV vaccine is generally safe. The common side effect is slight redness and pain, which does not last long at the area where the dose was received.
The HPV vaccine has been said to be controversial because, in its duty to protect people against a ‘sexually transmitted infection, it has made people believe that children are not supposed to be partakers of this vaccine. The truth is that the HPV vaccine works best if received for a long time before one becomes sexually active. This controversial thought has its advantage as it keeps people from worrying about getting the infection or any cancer as they age.
The HPV vaccine, according to research, does not lead people to be more involved in sexual activities as they should have been at a younger age. This means that parents do not need to worry about the HPV vaccine as a form of encouragement to their children to have sex.
All that the HPV vaccine does is to keep the kids safe from cancer and genital warts when they become adults.
No. already existing cases of HPV infection cannot be treated by getting the HPV vaccine. However, getting the vaccine can still keep you protected from the other types of HPV that you have are not infected with yet.
Yes. The HPV vaccine does not offer total protection against all the cancer-causing types of HPV; hence, a Pap test is still an effective way for the early detection and treatment of cervical cancer. With this, we recommend you go through the usually HPV and Pap test so that your cells can be studied for any changes that may lead to cervical cancer.
We strongly advise that you get the HPV vaccine from any clinic, health facility, private nurses and doctors within your locality.
It usually costs about £150 to get a dose of HPV vaccine at Medical Express Clinic in London though there may be an extra charge for the administration. However, this is just an estimate, so we advise you to make enquires about the full cost before proceeding to get the vaccine. It is of advantage that many health insurance companies cover the HPV vaccine. People without health insurance can also take advantage of the available programmes to help them get the vaccine with little or no cost.
Yes. The HPV vaccine is commercially called Gardasil 9, and it protects against:
This HPV vaccine is available for people within the ages of 9 – 45 years; it protects them from HPV-related genital warts and cervical cancer. It is also advised that children between the ages of 11 -12 years should get vaccinated so they can have full protection against this group of viruses before they become sexually active.
If you think that does not sound so good, have confidence in the research that proves that getting vaccinated does not lead to an indiscriminate involvement in sexual activities at a younger age only does the good of protecting your children against the occurrence of HPV-related genital warts and cancer when they become adults.
Where health is concerned, age is never a barrier. You can talk to us here about the HPV vaccine, and we will be sure to educate you on the available options.
We are always open to you, so visit us at Medical Express Clinic for your HPV vaccine today.
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