Some cancers and diseases caused by HPV
HPV vaccination can act as the body's frontline defence, shielding it from HPV infection and other associated diseases and cancers.
As per studies, vaccination before HPV exposure, i.e., the first sexual contact, can help provide a high protection rate of more than 90%.
HPV vaccination has been demonstrated to help reduce the risk of genital warts and certain HPV-related cancers by up to 80%–90%.
Ask your doctor for the HPV vaccine.
Major global and Indian medical bodies recommend HPV vaccination for girls aged 9+
Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP)
Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Which HPV vaccines are available in India?
Nine-valent HPV Vaccine
Nonavalent vaccine is expected to help prevent ~98% of cervical cancers.
Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine
Quadrivalent HPV is expected to help prevent ~83% of cervical cancers.
HPV Vaccination + regular screening once in three years can reduce lifetime cervical cancer risks by 63%
Early vaccination can provide better protection
- According to major national and international bodies, the HPV vaccine age eligibility starts as early as 9 years of age.
- In fact, HPV prevention before HPV exposure, i.e., the first sexual contact, can help provide a high protection of more than 90%.
- Ask your doctor for HPV prevention including HPV vaccination to avoid HPV-related complications in the future.
So, does this mean sexually active women do not need HPV vaccination?
- On the contrary, HPV infection peaks at one of the most productive periods of a woman’s life. Which means that even if you haven’t taken your HPV vaccine yet, you can still consult a gynaecologist on the next course of action.
- More than 99% of women in the reproductive phase can benefit from HPV vaccination. It helps prevent the progression of infection to precancers. However, it cannot prevent or treat existing infections. It can also help prevent new HPV types and infections you may not have been exposed to.
Can postpartum women benefit from HPV vaccination?
- Did you know that women are more prone to get HPV infection during postpartum?
3 out of 10 women are at risk of an HPV infection after childbirth.
- Evidence suggests that a higher number of normal pap smear results are observed in HPV-
vaccinated women postpartum, compared to unvaccinated women, Which is why, many
Indian and global medical bodies support HPV vaccination during breastfeeding.
Prevention is more cost-effective than cure
The cost of HPV vaccination is a fraction of the treatment cost of HPV-related cancers*.
*Treatment costs can vary depending on cancer stage
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Take the first step
Talk to your gynac about HPV vaccination today. Its benefits are well-documented:
Studies have demonstrated that HPV vaccines can help offer more than ~98% protection against certain HPV-related cancers and diseases, depending on the type of HPV vaccine.
No major side-effects
The HPV vaccine is generally well tolerated without risk of major adverse/side effects. Minor side effects may include mild to moderate redness, pain, and swelling at the injection site, as well as headaches and fever.
15 years of trust
HPV Vaccination has helped protect many lives against many HPV-related cancers & diseases in India over nearly 15 years.
Beyond the Basics
Safeguard yourself against certain HPV-related cancers
Early intervention can lead to better HPV prevention. Talk to your gynaecologist about HPV vaccination and screening today.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is the HPV vaccine safe to take?
Can HPV vaccination cause infertility?
HPV – Human Papillomavirus
This information is for awareness only, please consult your doctor for more information.