HPV vaccines are safe and effective. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Soreness, redness, or swelling where the shot is given can happen after HPV vaccine
- Fever or headache can happen after HPV vaccine
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.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Report on US HPV vaccine coverage between 2007-2013 and postlicensure vaccine safety monitoring between 2006-2014