Is It Possible To Advance The HPV Immunization Schedule?
I want to ask, if for example I want the HPV vaccine to be 1 month apart from the previous vaccine, for example on the 10th, I have to vaccinate again on the 10th of the next month but on that date until 1 week after that I can’t, if it is pushed forward the 7-8th, can it or not?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine is a vaccine given to avoid the bad effects of viral infection, the most dangerous of which is cervical cancer.
Your question could actually be simplified by, "what is the minimum distance between giving the first and second vaccines", because if it turns out that the minimum distance allows you to get the vaccine early, you will get the vaccine earlier because on the original date, you are unable to do so.
The answer is that the minimum gap between the first and second vaccines is 4 weeks. So you can't hasten the vaccine. Your vaccine can only work properly if you give it a distance of at least 4 weeks from the first administration.
Then the next alternative will bring up the next question, "what is the maximum distance", because if you can't speed up the administration of the vaccine, you'll wonder if it can be delayed. And to answer that, actually we still haven't found any research that clearly mentions the maximum range. But usually the second dose of HPV vaccine can be given within 1-2 months after the first dose. So you can receive the vaccine one to two months after the first dose, and for the third, 6 months after the first dose.
But of course, to avoid misunderstandings, you should consult your obstetrician regarding your vaccination schedule. That way you can discuss the possibilities, and perhaps there will be a more appropriate solution for you. I hope you and your family are always healthy.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa