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Myths and facts about the HPV vaccine with Dr Stella Heley
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What is HPV, what diseases does it cause and what is the vaccine?
Myth: The HPV vaccine can cause cancer
Myth: Young adults are being used as guinea pigs with this vaccine
Myth: There's been a rush to use the HPV vaccine
Myth: My child doesn't need this vaccine, they're not sexually active
Myth: The HPV vaccine wasn't tested on the young adults we are now vaccinating
Myth: We don't know how long HPV vaccine protection will last
Myth: We don't need the HPV vaccine because we have Pap tests
Myth: You don't need Pap tests after you have the HPV vaccine
Myth: Having the HPV vaccine at a young age can cause promiscuity
Myth: The HPV vaccine has serious side effects that aren't being reported
How should I decide if my child should have the HPV vaccine?
The HPV vaccine is a prescription medicine. Medicines have benefits and risks. After reading this website, talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks of this vaccine and to check eligibility.
Females who have had the HPV vaccine still need regular Pap tests.