HPV vaccination

The vaccine against HPV (Human Papillomavirus)

Indications:

  • protection against HPV causing cervical cancer
  • protection against genital warts
  • vaccination is recommended for all healthy people over 9 years of age (preferably before they have begun sexual activity), especially for women aged 18-28

Before vaccination:

  • A medical consultation is necessary before any dose of the vaccine.

Vaccination procedure:

  • The full vaccination cycle up to the age of 15 consists of 2 doses of the same preparation. The second dose should be taken after 6 months.
  • The full vaccination cycle above 15 years of age consists of 3 doses of the same preparation.
    The second dose should be given after 1-3 months, the third dose six months after the first. Individual vaccination doses may be postponed due to health conditions (e.g. common cold); however, it is advised to complete the full cycle within 12 months of the first dose.

After vaccination:

  • The vaccination is completely safe; it does not give any side effects in the form of an increase in body temperature or the development of infection.
  • After the vaccination, the patient remains under observation for 15 minutes.
  • A slight swelling, local, short-term soreness may appear around the injected area.
  • Vaccine immunity is long-lasting; one vaccination course lasts a lifetime.

Contraindications:

  • Fever and weakness due to infection
  • Hypersensitivity to active substances or auxiliary substances in the vaccine
  • Signs of hypersensitivity after the first or second dose of the vaccine