Who should have HPV vaccine?

The HPV vaccine works best for women who have never been exposed to HPV infections. So, it should work best for women who have not started sexual activities. In women who have been sexually active, the effectiveness varies. Please consult your doctor for further information. The vaccine prevents HPV infection but it is not a treatment for women already infected with HPV. It should be avoided in pregnancy until more data on the safety in pregnancy are available. Preliminary research data suggested that the vaccine has no definite adverse effects on the pregnancy or the baby, so if you get pregnant after the first or second injection, termination of pregnancy would not be recommended in general for this reason. You are advised to consult your doctor for further discussion.