The vaccines provide protection for at least eight years.Cervical cancer screening is still required following vaccination.
Since the vaccine only covers some high-risk types of HPV, cervical cancer screening is recommended even after vaccination.
In the US, the recommendation is for women to receive routine Pap smears beginning at age 21.
Additional vaccine candidate research is occurring for next generation products to extend protection against additional HPV types.
Rita Rubin talked about issues raised by a new vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV). The drug company Merck has been promoting efforts to require girls to be vaccinated against HPV.
women between the ages of 14 and 59 has been infected by the virus, which can cause cervical cancer.
Texas Governor Rick Perry has ordered required vaccinations of sixth graders. Rubin responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. All vaccines protect against at least HPV 16 and 18 that cause the greatest risk of cervical cancer.It is estimated that they may prevent 70% of cervical cancer, 80% of anal cancer, 60% of vaginal cancer, 40% of vulvar cancer, and possibly some mouth cancer.The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends HPV vaccines as part of routine vaccinations in countries that can afford them, along with other prevention measures.The vaccines require two or three doses depending on how old the person is.Vaccinating girls around the ages of nine to thirteen is typically recommended.