Human Papillomavirus Vaccine


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Human Papillomavirus Vaccine


HPV is a group of more than 150 related viruses. Each HPV virus in this large group is given a number which is called its HPV type. HPV is named for the warts (papillomas) some HPV types can cause. Some other HPV types can lead to cancer. Men and women can get cancer of mouth/ throat, and anus/rectum caused by HPV infections. Men can also get penile HPV cancer. In women, HPV infection can also cause cervical, vaginal, and vulvar HPV cancers. But there are vaccines that can prevent infection with the types of HPV that most commonly cause cancer.


  • Severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) after a previous dose or to a vaccine component
  • Moderate or severe acute illness with or without fever
  • Pregnancy


  • Chills, weakness, tiredness or general feeling unwell
  • Swollen glands
  • Pain or tenderness in the joints or muscles