In line with the ongoing awareness campaigns in the fight against cervical cancer, our company demonstrates its support by making HPV vaccination readily available for all employees. Awareness is very vital in the fight against cervical cancer with that said being beautiful inside and out also entails taking care of one’s health. Our company is kind enough to take this campaign a step further not only by creating awareness of the dangers of the virus, but also by reducing the number of Filipino women who are at risk of acquiring cervical cancer and other HPV related diseases.
Thanks for making HPV vaccination accessible to US.
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Here are FAQs shared by GSK, the maker of Cervarix, HPV Vaccine.
Your FAQs on HPV
What is Cervarix?
Cervarix is for females 10 years onwards for the prevention of persistent infection, pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions of the cervix caused by Human Papilloma Virus types 16 & 18.
How is Cervarix Administered?
The vaccine is given by intra-muscular injection in the arms at 0, 1 and 6 months.
Do I need to have a pap smear or HVP DNA before getting the vaccine?
Screening is not a prerequisite for getting the vaccine. Regardless of the current status (whether you had a prior infection or whether you have a present infection due to HPV) you can be vaccinated.
If I have current HPV infection or a cervical lesion at present, will the vaccine help treat my present condition or will it worsen?
The vaccine will not alter the course of a present cervical condition. Vaccination will not treat a disease nor will it cause progression of the disease.
If you are already infected with one HPV type found in the vaccine (like HPV 16, you may still get protection against the other HPV type in the vaccine (HPV18) and might benefit from some degree of protection against 12 other cancer causing types.
It is important that you continue to consult your doctor and get necessary intervention needed for your current cervical condition.
Will getting the vaccine mean I don't have to get my regular pap smear?
Vaccination is NOT a replacement for getting a pap smear. You should continue with the usual pap smear visits. Vaccination together with pap smears will further decrease the chance of developing cervical cancer than with just pap smear alone.
Is a booster needed for Cervarix?
No booster recommendation as of the moment.
What are the adverse effects that I might experience after getting the shot?
Some may experience injection site like pain, redness or swelling, headache or fever.
Studies have shown that these adverse effects are temporary and may last only for 2 to 3 days and they are not server enough to result in the discontinuation of the complete vaccination course.
What if I missed my 2nd of 3rd dose? Do I need to start the series again?
If the vaccination schedule is interrupted, you just continue the series. No need to start all over again.
Should I miss my vaccine schedule if I have a cold or fever?
Mild, common illness like colds or fever are not contraindications to vaccination.
Can I get vaccinated if I am pregnant?
Due to lack of data on pregnant women, it is advised that you DON'T get vaccinated until after the completion or termination of a pregnancy due to miscarriage.
If a vaccine dose has been given and you found out that you were pregnant, there is no intervention necessary. It is advised that you discontinue and complete the doses after the pregnancy.
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