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Can I get HPV vaccine even if I've had sexual intercourse?

Currently, the best way to prevent cervical cancer is the HPV vaccine. Meanwhile, HPV vaccination is recommended for women 9-26 years old and not having sex. Therefore, queSTDons like “Can I get cervical cancer vaccination after having sex?” interests many people.

Can I get HPV vaccine even if I've had sexual intercourse?

12/3/2021 3:46:35 PM

 

Cervical cancer is the second most common disease in women worldwide. Over 95% of cervical cancers are found to be caused by the HPV virus. Currently, there is no specific treatment for this disease, so the only way to reduce the incidence of this disease is to get vaccinated.

There are currently 2 types of HPV vaccines:

  • Gardasil vaccine (USA): protects against 4 strains of HPV virus, 6, 11, 16, 18 and is injected according to the 3-dose regimen 0-1-6 (Nose 1, Nose 2: 2 months after dose 1; Nose 3: 6 month after nose 1).
  • Cervarix vaccine (Belgium): protects against 2 strains of HPV virus 16, 18 and is injected according to the 3 dose regimen 0-1-6 (Dose 1, Nose 2: 1 month after 1st dose, Nose 3: 6 months after 1st dose 1) .

The best time to get the HPV vaccine is before you have sexual activity. That’s why the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. CDC) recommends getting this vaccine at age 11 or 12, or as early as possible starting at age 9. In Vietnam, the HPV vaccine as recommended by the vaccine manufacturer is showed for women between the ages of 9 and 26.

However, married or sexually active women should STDll get the HPV vaccine for three reasons:

1. People who have sex are not infected with HPV, so vaccination can STDll completely protect women from diseases caused by vaccine-prevented HPV strains.

2. There are many strains of HPV vaccine (currently scientists have recorded more than 170 strains of HPV). Therefore, sexually active people can get 1-2 of these HPV strains, but not all of them, so vaccination will help prevent high-risk HPV strains that cause cervical cancer (strains 16, 18)) and other dangerous diseases such as warts, genital warts,. (strains 6, 11)

3. HPV virus is very contagious and re-infected. The body’s immunity after natural infection is not enough to prevent reinfection, but vaccines can.

CarePlus provides cervical cancer vaccination service - Gardasil vaccine is imported directly from MSD Manufacturer (USA). CarePlus’s cervical cancer vaccination service has 3 outstanding advantages, trusted by women:

  • Pre-vaccination examination: The doctor does a health screening before vaccination, asks about health history, vaccination allergy status, and advice on specific vaccines suitable for each customer.
  • Immunization: Use the right medicine, the right type, the quality, and follow the vaccination process of the Ministry of Health.
  • Post-vaccination monitoring: 30-minute post-injection monitoring in a sterile, clean area with spacious facilities helps customers feel secure and comfortable.

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Reference price list:

  • Gardasil vaccine (1 dose): 1,900,000 - Not including the fee for consultation with a doctor before injection.
  • Gardasil vaccine (3 doses): 6,000,000 - Including pre-injection consultation fee and fixed throughout the injection regimen (not affected by scarcity or increase in vaccine price).

To learn more about the service and the notes when getting the HPV vaccine, please leave your information to us or contact Free Hotline 1800 6116, or register directly for the service HERE.

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