can a 34 married female who had a 10-year-old boy get...

Question: 

can a 34 married female who had a 10-year-old boy get injected with HPV9 vaccine? she was infected by hpv(high in hpv16 18 52)two years ago, and she is fine after the surgery.

Answer: 

The HPV vaccine is recommended for adult women up to 45 years of age.  Women may be immunized even if they have had a known HPV infection or have had previous Pap abnormalities (including cervical cancer).  Women who have had a known HPV infection will benefit from receiving the vaccine for the HPV types for which they have not been exposed.  The likelihood of having been exposed to all types of HPV contained in the vaccine is low (the HPV9 vaccine protects against 9 different types of HPV). HPV vaccines do not treat infections. 

The nurses at ImmunizeBC only provide general information about immunization and do not provide individual consults.  It is recommended that the woman you are referring to follows up with her health care provider who can make an individual recommendation for her.  

You can find more information on HPV vaccines on our HPV page. 

- Immunization Nurse