Cervical Cancer Vaccine Now Made Affordable
I first heard of Cervical Cancer vaccine when we were still living in Paco Manila. It was quite expensive back then for P5,000 per shot and you need 3 shots to complete it.
That’s why when I saw that Watsons will offer it for only P1,800 per shot, I did not think twice to have it. Besides the difference in price, I think I need it because I am prone to infection down there and even if I have a monogamy love life I still feel I need it.
What causes cervical cancer?
Virtually all cases of cervical cancer are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV); two HPV types, 16 and 18, are responsible for about 70 percent of all cervical cancer cases, according to the U.S. National Cancer Institute.
They said that this vaccine is recommended to girls as young as 9 years old or before they become sexually active. The HPV vaccine is given in three shots. The second shot is given 1 or 2 months after the first shot. Then a third shot is given 6 months after the first shot. Experts recommend receiving the full HPV vaccine series to get maximum protection from HPV infection. The vaccine provides protection for at least eight years.
Last Sunday, I got my first shot. While my mom and my son got a Pneumonia vaccine.
Here’s the box of the vaccine