The Cervarix® vaccine can help protect your daughter against cervical cancer by preventing infection associated with the most common HPV types linked to cervical cancer (HPV 16 and 18).
To date, 25 million doses of Cervarix® have been distributed in over 100 countries around the world.
Your doctor is your best source for any questions you may have. Here are some possible questions to ask; feel free to print them out and bring them with you to your daughter's appointment, or share them with your daughter if she goes to appointments on her own.
Why should I encourage my daughter to get the Cervarix® vaccine if she's not sexually active yet?
Would you encourage your own daughter to get vaccinated with Cervarix®?
How does Cervarix® work?
Could Cervarix® interact with my daughter's
What are the side effects?
Can she get HPV from the vaccine?
What if she misses an appointment? When should she reschedule?Print
"At first I wondered whether getting Cervarix® for my daughter was something that could wait. But when our doctor told me about it, he explained that it's all about prevention. HPV causes cervical cancer, it spreads easily, and she could get it without even knowing it. She's not going to be 15 forever…why wouldn't I help protect her against cervical cancer if I can?"
"When I asked my daughter's doctor about it, she told me that she had encouraged her own daughters to get vaccinated with Cervarix®. That really reassured me."
"Before my daughter left for university this year, she mentioned that she read a Cervarix® pamphlet in her doctor's office. She thought getting Cervarix® was a good idea because it can help prevent cervical cancer. I was so glad she brought it home! Cervical cancer is definitely a risk because the virus that causes it is common in girls her age. She got her first shot, and will get the other 2 at the university health clinic so she can get the best possible response."
Names have been changed.
May not be representative of clinical outcomes in the general population.