HPV vaccines are safe and effective. The vaccines have been tested in thousands of people around the world. The studies have shown no serious side effects. The most common side effects are usually mild and include soreness at the injection site, fever, headache, and nausea.
People sometimes faint after medical procedures, including vaccination. Tell your healthcare professional if you feel dizzy or have vision changes or ringing in the ears.
For more information, see the CDC recommendations
HPV Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness Data: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Reviewed January 2021
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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