Does the HPV vaccine need to be injected? (Off-topic)

by pippy, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 03:56 (16 days ago)


Cervical cancer It is one of the top terrible cancer that kills Thai women. Caused by infection with Human Papillomavirus (Human Papillomavirus) or abbreviated as HPV, the strains that cause cervical cancer in more than 70 percent of women are strains 16 and 18, which we often hear. Advise women aged 9-26 and have not had sex to get the HPV vaccine. However, there are still many questions about the HPV vaccine.

1.What is the HPV vaccine? How does it protect against cervical cancer?

The HPV vaccine is a vaccine that helps prevent cervical cancer. Produced from proteins that cover the virus. There are 3 types of popular nowadays:

- Two anti-infectious strains (16 and 18), trademarked as Cervarix, prevent cervical cancer by approximately 70%.
- Four strains (strains 6, 11, 16 and 18) have the trade name Gardasil. Prevent cervical cancer. And genital warts
- The nine species (strains 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52 and 58) are trademarked Gardasil 9. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved the vaccine's effectiveness. It can protect against cervical cancer and warts about 90%, and about 80% against anal cancer.

The World Health Organization recommends the HPV vaccine as part of the basic vaccine in countries with adequate budgets. Along with other measures to prevent cervical cancer as well

For Thailand The National Health Security Office (NHSO) has implemented a free HPV vaccination program for grade 5 female students who are the most suitable age to receive the vaccine. Starting in July 2017

2. How many HPV vaccines do I need to get? How long can it be prevented?

All 3 injections must be injected within a period of 6 months, namely

- 1st time, give injection as specified
- The second time is 1-2 months away from the first time.
- The third time, about 6 months away from the first dose.

The vaccine will have the ability to prevent infection after 1 month after 3 doses of vaccination with information that 10 years after vaccination. The body still has a high enough immunity to prevent disease. And based on immunological calculations, it was found that immunity levels could be lived for life without stimulant vaccination. However You should continue to follow up on the evidence of strong medical evidence.

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