Human Papillomavirus Vaccine

Aisha Espinosa & Marianne Duer

Illness Prevented & Symptoms of Illness

The illness prevented is HPV (Human Papillomavirus) which is a sexually transmitted disease. This STD can cause warts and possible genital cancer. There are some cases in which no symptoms are shown, but in most cases, symptoms are visible.

Age Given/Circumstances Given

The age range is 11-26 years of age, but can also be given at the age of 9. Pregnant women should not acquire this vaccine. The vaccine immunization lasts about six years, but there haven't been any cases where the immunization weakens.

Side Effects & Survival

Some effects include fainting, pain and redness around injection area, headaches, dizziness and some nausea. HPV can eventually cause death if the individual has genital cancer. 4,000 out of 12,000 females with cervical cancer die.