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Will girls/women who have received the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine still need cervical cancer screening?

 

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Yes, they will still need to see their health care provider for cervical cancer screening. There are three reasons why women will still need regular cervical cancer screening. First, the vaccine will not provide protection against all types of HPV that cause cervical cancer, so women will still be at risk for some cancers. Second, some women may not get all required doses of the vaccine (or they may not get them at the right times), so they may not get the vaccine's full benefits. Third, women may also not get the vaccine's full benefits if they have already acquired a vaccine HPV type.

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