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When did the HPV vaccine become mandatory?

When did the HPV vaccine become mandatory?

On February 2, 2007, Texas became the first state to issue a mandate—by executive order from the governor—that all girls entering the sixth grade receive the vaccine.

What HPV vaccine was used in 2007?

Continue reading from August 15, 2007

Name Dose
Quadrivalent human papillomavirus recombinant vaccine (Gardasil) A series of three intramuscular 0.5-mL doses, with the second dose given at least two months after the initial dose and the third dose given at least six months after the initial dose.

Does HPV vaccine only last 5 years?

To date, protection against infections with the targeted HPV types has been found to last for at least 10 years with Gardasil (18), up to 11 years with Cervarix (17), and at least 6 years with Gardasil 9 (19).

Does HPV vaccine last forever?

Research suggests that vaccine protection is long-lasting. Current studies have followed vaccinated individuals for ten years, and show that there is no evidence of weakened protection over time.

Is HPV curable?

There is no cure for the virus (HPV) itself. There are treatments for the health problems that HPV can cause, such as genital warts, cervical changes, and cervical cancer. What should I know about genital warts?

Is Gardasil only for females?

Gardasil 9 is an HPV vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and can be used for both girls and boys. This vaccine can prevent most cases of cervical cancer if the vaccine is given before girls or women are exposed to the virus.

Do I need HPV vaccine if married?

“If you are married, monogamous, and 35 — there’s probably no reason to run out and get the HPV vaccine. But if you’re dating and having new partners, and are at risk for acquiring new infections, it would be worth having a discussion with your provider,” Eckert said.

Do you need all 3 HPV shots?

Yes. In a 2-dose schedule of HPV vaccine, the recommended interval is 6–12 months, and the minimum interval is 5 months between the first and second dose. If the second dose is given earlier than 5 months, a third dose should be given.

Does one HPV shot protect you?

The ability to protect against many cancer-causing HPV infections with just one vaccine dose—rather than the two or three doses currently recommended—”would make a very big difference” in preventing the more than half a million new cervical cancer cases and more than 300,000 deaths from the disease worldwide each year.