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If my daughter has the vaccine will she still need Cervical Screening Tests when she's older?

Yes. The vaccine doesn't protect against all of the HPV types that can lead to cervical cancer.

Talk to your daughter about the importance of having regular Cervical Screening Tests once she turns 25 if she has ever been sexually active.

Together, the HPV vaccine and regular Cervical Screening Tests offer your daughter the most effective protection against cervical cancer.

Regular Cervical Screening Tests are recommended for all women aged 25–74 who have ever been sexually active, even after the HPV vaccine.

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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.