If you are a female who is not sure if you have been vaccinated against HPV, you can request your cervical cancer screening history from CervixCheck by filling out the Send me my Pap test results form on this page.
For example, if you got your first dose in the month of January, you would get your second dose in June.
For example, if you got your first dose in the month of January, you would get your second dose in March, and your third dose in June.
The HPV vaccine is a safe vaccine.
Like any vaccine or medication, side effects may occur. The most commonly reported side effects from the HPV vaccine include:
at the site of injection. To date, no serious side effects have been shown to be caused by the HPV vaccine.
Before a vaccine is approved by Health Canada and ready to use in Canada, it undergoes a long testing process. Health Canada approves vaccines based on a scientific review of their quality, safety, and effectiveness.
After a vaccine is approved, it is monitored on an ongoing basis at a local, provincial, and national level for any adverse events after immunization. An adverse event following immunizations (AEFI) is any unwanted effect that occurs in a person after they are given a vaccine. Each case is carefully reviewed to determine if the adverse event was caused by the HPV vaccine. Systems and groups exist to continually monitor, review, and recommend after each adverse event following immunization. These groups include:
The HPV vaccine does not protect against all types of HPV that can cause cervical cancer, therefore it is important to continue with cervical cancer screening after being vaccinated against HPV:
Interpreter services available upon request.