Some facts about immunization
Types of vaccinations
The flu vaccine
DTaP vaccine (pertussis, diphtheria, tetanus)
Hepatitis A and B vaccines
HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine
HPV is one of the most common viruses in the world. There are over 100 types, but most do not cause symptoms and disappear on their own. For others, the virus can cause anal and genital warts or have more serious consequences such as cervical, testicular, penile and throat cancer.
Vaccination remains an excellent way to prevent the disease. The vaccine is most effective if administered before the first sexual relations. At Biron, the vaccine can be given to both girls and boys starting at the age of nine. Unless otherwise specified, current recommendations indicate that women may receive it up to age 45, and men may receive it up to age 26. The doses differ according to age, and the nurse will need to evaluate your health record during your consultation.