It’s something that can affect both girls and boys. I told my best friend to do it. We’re all doing it. It’s important to get the vaccine to help you live a long happy life Are we talking about the HPV vaccine? The HPV vaccine protects against nine types of HPV HPV causes most genital cancers in men and women and the vaccine can protect against most of these Protection against 90% of cervical cancers 95% of all male HPV-related cancers and 90% of genital warts What does HPV stand for? Papa … I can’t pronounce it sorry. Human pavlova virus? Human papa-pla-pla… HPV is a common sexually transmitted infection. It affects both men and women It usually has no effects and leaves the body naturally But some types of HPV can cause serious illnesses like cancer Do you know why it’s important for us to get the vaccine at our age? It’s because at our age, we have a better immune response to the vaccine so we only need two doses. Vaccine also works best when it’s given before you are sexually active It’s not free forever so you may as well get it when it’s in the school program. Should i speak to my parents? It’s really important to speak to your parents about it this is so you can get your consent form signed so you can get it at school for free. You only need two doses at least six months apart. It’s important to get both of the doses If you miss your second injection, get a catch up appointment with your doctor, or, in some states, at school. My advice for the day? Wear short sleeves.
Don’t forget to have breakfast.
Ask questions whenever you want to. The worst bit is waiting before you get it, not when you actually get it.
It didn’t even hurt.
It’s safe. More than 270 million doses have been given safely worldwide Do you still need to have regular Cervical Screening Tests when you’re older? Women still need Cervical Screening Tests when you’re older
You do, because it doesn’t protect you 100%. Getting the HPV vaccine will reduce your risk of getting some cancers in the future. I want to protect my future so I can still do the things that I always wanted to do. I love music. I love drama and I love nature. My family. Animals. I like a lot of things. I don’t want to get cancer.
So I’m going to get the vaccine because it could save my life one day. Do it. It is so worth it.
You’ve got so much to live for.
I did it.
We did it, so can you! If you need more information, just visit the website: www.hpvvaccine.org.au.