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Can the HPV vaccine cause cancer?

The HPV vaccine cannot cause cancer or any other disease.

When you have the vaccine, your body makes antibodies which it uses to fight the real virus if you're ever exposed to it.

Watch this video to learn more about how the vaccine works.

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The vaccine can't cause cancer or any other diseases.

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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 Cervical Screening Tests.