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HPV Vaccine Safety

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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Facts About HPV for Adults

There are more than 14 million new HPV infections in the US each year and more than 80 percent of sexually active men and women will get it in their lifetime