Help Protect Your Child from certain hpv related cancers

like cervical cancer with HPV Vaccination.

As a parent, your child's health and safety is of the utmost importance. Which is why we’re dedicated to educating parents on the importance of the HPV vaccine, right from the age of 9.

Learn how HPV vaccination for children and teens can help protect against HPV-related cancers.

HPV and Its Attributable Cancers Go Hand in Hand

Cervical cancer is the 2nd-most common cancer in women.

Every 5 minutes, nearly 1 patient loses their life due to an HPV-related cancer

1 out of 13 cancers reported in India is HPV-related.

Over 80% of men and women can be exposed to HPV at some point in their life.

Major global and Indian medical bodies recommend HPV vaccination for children aged 9+

World Health Organization (WHO)

Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP)

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Which HPV vaccines are available in India?

Nine-valent HPV Vaccine

Nonavalent vaccine is expected to help prevent ~98% of cervical cancers.

*Caused by HPV vaccine types.

Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine

Quadrivalent HPV is expected to help prevent ~83% of cervical cancers.

Early HPV vaccination significantly reduces the lifetime risk of cancer

The HPV vaccine can prevent approximately 90% of HPV-related cancers worldwide.
Vaccination before first sexual contact gives the maximum protection of 90%.

*Depending on HPV vaccine type

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Protecting your child from HPV-related cancers is more than a choice, it's a proactive step towards safeguarding their future health. HPV vaccination is safe, effective, and recommended by healthcare experts worldwide. Don't wait, consult with your healthcare provider to schedule your child’s HPV vaccination today.
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Get answers to all the questions you may have about HPV vaccination for your child.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does my daughter need the HPV vaccine?

High-risk types of HPV can lead to serious conditions such as cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancer. In fact, almost all cervical cancer cases worldwide are caused by HPV. Vaccinating in childhood can provide a stronger immune response against HPV, and reduce the risk of HPV-related cancers.

Do boys also need the HPV vaccine?

Yes, HPV vaccination is recommended for both boys and girls of 9 years and above. Vaccination can protect boys against genital warts and HPV-related cancers (such as anal cancer) later in life. Moreover, gender-neutral vaccination also facilitates a more rapid reduction in HPV prevalence.

At what age should my daughter or son get the HPV vaccine?

The HPV vaccine is typically administered to girls and boys at ages 11–12, with the option to start as early as age 9. Early vaccination can provide better protection for your child.

Can kids get HPV?

Children can also get HPV in rare cases. HPV in babies is also possible in cases of transmission from mother to child. The HPV vaccine can help protect your child against repeat infections and HPV-related cancers, such as cervical cancer, in the future.

Is the vaccine safe for children?

Not only is the HPV vaccine safe for your son and daughter, it is recommended by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) for preventing HPV-related diseases such as cervical cancer and anal cancer. HPV vaccination can prevent approximately 90% of cervical cancer cases worldwide. Talk to your pediatrician for further information on the best course for you.

Are there any side effects of the HPV vaccine?

The HPV vaccine is safe and effective in preventing HPV and its related cancers. It does not have any major adverse/side effects. Some of the side effects you may face are redness, pain and swelling around the injection site, or a headache and fever.

How long does the HPV vaccine protection last?

The HPV vaccine offers long-lasting protection. There is no evidence of the vaccine's protection decreasing over time, even after 12 years.
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HPV – Human Papillomavirus

This information is for awareness only and does not substitute for a doctor's advice, please consult your doctor for more information.

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