Is it important to get vaccinated against human papillomavirus?

The vaccine HPV can prevent some types of infections that are responsible for the development of cervix cancer in women, penile and anal cancer in men and genital warts appearance also known as condylomas.
WHO and the National Health Services of Australia, Canada, many European countries and the United States recommend vaccination of young men and women to protect them against human papillomavirus and its consequences.

When should I get vaccinated against human papillomavirus?

Following recommendations of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) there should be vaccinations for men and women aged 9 to 26 years. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices in America recommends vaccines to be done routinely to women between the ages of 11 and 12 years, although it is possible to start from the age of 9 years.
In Spain the vaccination age is between 11 and 14 years. The American Committee recommends vaccines to be done routinely to men at 11 or 12 years, extendable up to 26 years old.

Can I get vaccinated after 26 years old?

The goal of vaccination against human papillomavirus is to induce high protective immunity to be remained if possible all the sexually active period of women. Therefore, with the doctor´s recommendations people beyond 26 years of age can be vaccinated.

What is the truth about the side effects of the vaccine HPV?

The most common side effects of the vaccine HPV are fainting, dizziness, nausea, fever, headache and different skin reactions where the vaccine was applied. Adverse effects aren´t more frequent than the other vaccines included in the list of national immunization programs, and they usually disappear in several days.

How long does the vaccine protection against human papillomavirus last?

According to the data we have so far the vaccine does not protect long term. Studies have followed vaccinated individuals during an eight year period since we have the vaccine and they have shown total protection against human papillomavirus.