How the HPV Vaccine Works

How the HPV vaccine Works

Human papillomavirus or HPV is found in nearly more than 97% of cervical cancer cases worldwide. There are over 100 different subtypes of HPV. The majority of these sub-types cause no symptoms and do not cause cervical cancer. They are categorized to be of the LOW-RISK strains.  Low-risk HPV subtypes include types 6 and 11 that cause 90 percent of genital warts. 

HIGH-RISK HPV strains, on the other hand, are more often associated with precancerous tissue changes of the cervix that may lead to cervical cancer, if left untreated over many years. More than 70 percent of cervical cancer cases can be attributed to two types of the virus, HPV-16, and HPV-18

Learn how the HPV vaccine works. We want to share with you an infographics video made by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe to show how the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) may progress to cervical cancer, how the HPV vaccine works, and how it was tested for safety and efficacy before it was approved.

 

We understand after Dengvaxia, the Filipino people lost their trust in our government. This video shows the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine toward cervical cancer prevention.

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