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Who Should Get the HPV Vaccination? Costs & Types of Vaccine in Singapore

November 13, 2019

 

 

What is HPV?

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of viruses that causes infections in both men and women.

 

It is estimated that 8 out of 10 people will get HPV at some point in their lifetime.

 

Crucially, virtually all cervical cancer cases (99%) are linked to genital infection with HPV. Additionally, HPV can also cause other cancers such as anal cancer, vaginal and vulvar caners in women , and penile cancer in men.

 

 

 

 

Types of HPV Vaccine

Prevention is always better than cure and the best way to prevent HPV infection is to get vaccinated!

 

There are 3 HPV vaccine on the market, namely Cervarix , Gardasil 4 and Gardasil 9.

 

Each vaccine protects against a different number of strains of HPV. Refer to the table below for more information.

 

For more info about HPV Vaccination, enquire here.

 

 

Who should take the vaccine?

Ministry of Health (MOH) recommends all women age 9-26 be given the vaccine.

 

It is so important that in April 2019, an opt-in HPV vaccination was introduced for all Sec 1 female.

 

Cervarix is being used for the school based vaccination program.  Even if you are above 26 , you may still benefit from the vaccine. Speak to your Doctor about it.

 

 

How Much is HPV Vaccine?

Concerned about the costs?

 

$500 of your MediSave a year is available for vaccination with Cervarix or Gardasil 4.

 

Unfortunately, Gardasil 9 is not claimable at this point of time.

 

Immunise to maximise.

 

Get your HPV vaccine to minimize your risk of cervical cancer and maximise your life. Book appointment here or see health screening packages.

 

Read also: FAQ on Health Screening & Vaccinations

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