What is human papillomavirus?
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of more than 100 types of viruses, around 40 of which can infect the genital areas of men and women mainly through sexual contact. It is an important cause of cervical cancer and is also associated with other types of genital cancer.
How effective are HPV vaccines?
We offer all three registered HPV vaccines could prevent infections from HPV types 16 and 18, which account for about 70% of all cervical cancer. By covering five additional HPV genotypes, i.e. HPV-31, 33, 45, 52, 58, the 9-valent vaccine could prevent up to 90% of cervical cancer.
9 Valent Vaccine
From the age of 9 years
Diseases prevention caused by related HPV
．Cervical cancer -Yes
．Genital warts -No
Approved dose regime in Hong Kong:
9-14 years old: 2 doses
15 years old and above: