Pediatrician Dr. Jennifer Shu explains why she recommends the HPV vaccine in this video.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is recommended for females from 9 to 26 years old and males from 9 to 21 years old. It protects against the HPV types that most often cause cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and anal cancers.
The HPV vaccine does not substitute for routine cervical cancer screening (Pap and HPV tests), according to recommended screening guidelines. Currently, screening tests for other types of HPV-associated cancers are not recommended.
Hepatitis B Vaccine
Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). It ranges in severity from a mild illness, lasting a few weeks (acute), to a serious long-term (chronic) illness that can lead to liver disease or liver cancer. The hepatitis B vaccine is available for all age groups to prevent HBV infection.