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IMMUNIZATION – YOUR BEST PROTECTION
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine
Vaccines are the best way to protect against some very serious diseases. Protect yourself against four strains of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV): 6, 11, 16 and 18, with this vaccine.
In Ontario, the HPV vaccine is publicly funded for:
and is available at a cost to:
What is HPV?
How is HPV spread?
Spread of the HPV involves any genital skin-to-skin contact
How safe is the HPV vaccine?
Vaccines are among the safest of modern medicine. The only individuals who should NOT receive the HPV vaccine are those who:
What are the side effects that I should watch for following vaccination?
Serious side effects from the vaccine are very rare (1:1,000,000). Most children and adults have no problems following vaccination. Possible side effects include:
If you choose to receive this vaccine today, it is required that you wait for two days before giving blood.
Call your doctor if you develop any symptoms that are severe or last more than a few days. Please note that serious side effects are very unlikely to occur and the benefits of the vaccine are much greater than the risks.
For more information on this vaccine, contact one of the numbers below and ask to speak to a Nurse in the Vaccine Preventable Diseases Program.
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