HPV Vaccination: What to Know Beforehand

February 28, 2023

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  General Reminder:

  1. Please wear loose clothing for the vaccine injection to ensure ease of access.
  2. To ensure the efficacy of the vaccine, avoid taking anti-inflammatory medication or cold medication if you fall ill on the day of injection. Wait for three days after the injection before starting on any antibiotics.
  3. Women on their menstrual periods can receive the vaccine as usual.

Important Note: Don’t Get the Vaccine if You Are….

  1. Pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to conceive should avoid getting the vaccine.
  2. Allergic to vaccines, egg, flour, or yeast.
  3. Have a fever on the day of the appointment.

Some tips to remember after receiving the vaccine:

  1. Stay in the clinic for observation for 10 minutes after receiving the shot, and leave only if there are no adverse reactions.
  2. Avoid rubbing the injection site and keep it dry for four hours. However, it’s alright  to take a shower on the day of the shot.
  3. Avoid spicy and sour foods for 24 hours after receiving the vaccine.
  4. Avoid lifting heavy objects for 24 hours to prevent muscle soreness.
  5. The 9-valent HPV vaccine is usually given in three injections, with the second and third injections given two months and six months after the first.
  6. The minimum interval between the first and second injections is two months, and between the second and third injections is 120 days. Generally, the timing can only be delayed and not advanced. The latest time for the third injection should not be more than a year.
  7. Avoid pregnancy for half a year after receiving the vaccine.

Important Reminders for Your Vaccination Appointment:

  1. Book your appointment at least three working days in advance (not including the day you book. Bookings after 5pm are considered the next day).
  2. You will receive a confirmation email the day after you submit your booking. 
  3. You have one free rescheduling opportunity for one of the three injections, but you must inform us at least 3 working days in advance. 
  4. If you are unable to receive the injection due to a fever or other physical condition, a doctor’s note will allow you to reschedule for free. This will count as your first and only free rescheduling.
  5. After receiving the first injection, please schedule the dates for the second and third injections at our front desk.
  6. On the day of your injection, please bring original copies of your identification documents. 
  7. When making a booking, please provide the following information:
  1. a) Name 
  2. b) Date of birth
  3. c) ID number
  4. d) Passport number
  5. e) Contact number
  6. f) Appointment date
  7. g) Appointment time slot
  8. h) Service you are booking
    i) Payment method

Please ensure that the information you provide matches the ID of the person receiving the injection. If there is a discrepancy between the ID and information, the second and third injections will not be administered and fees will not be refunded.

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